By Owen Gleiberman
Updated April 04, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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My Blueberry Nights

type
  • Movie
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In his first English-language film, the Hong Kong avant-pop auteur Wong Kar-Wai shoots American dive bars in gorgeous hot reds, and he teases out moments of terrific acting — from David Strathairn and Rachel Weisz as a bitter, raging couple, and from Natalie Portman as a Dixie-broad poker fiend with daddy issues. But Norah Jones, making her big-screen debut as a wistful wanderer, is a beautiful blank, and the fragments barely add up to a movie. My Blueberry Nights hints that buried in Wong’s spicy odd noodlings may be an even better conventional filmmaker. B-

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My Blueberry Nights

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 90 minutes
director
  • Wong Kar-Wai

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