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My Blueberry Nights

6.6
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Original title
My Blueberry Nights
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Director
Screenwriter
Wong Kar-Wai, Lawrence Block (Story: Wong Kar-Wai)
Music
Ry Cooder
Cinematography
Darius Khondji
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Hong Kong / China / France; Block 2 Pictures / Jet Tone Production / Lou Yi Ltd. / Studio Canal
Genre
Romance. Drama | Road Movie. Romantic Drama. Alcoholism. Poker
Synopsis / Plot
A young woman (Norah Jones) takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way. In Wong Kar Wai's debut English-language feature, the internationally acclaimed director takes his audience on a dramatic journey across the distance between heartbreak and a new beginning. After a rough breakup, Elizabeth sets out on a trip across America, leaving behind a life of memories, a dream, and a soulful new friend, a cafe owner, all to search for something to mend her broken heart. Waitressing her way through the country, Elizabeth befriends others whose yearnings are greater than hers, including a troubled cop, his estranged wife, and a down-on-her luck gambler with a score to settle. Through these individuals, Elizabeth witnesses the true depths of loneliness and emptiness, and begins to understand that her own journey is part of a greater exploration within herself.
Awards
2007: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
Critics' reviews
  • "The movie's overall story is modest, and if it were any longer the film might start to drag. But at 90 minutes, it's short enough to be carried along on the drama of its individual scenes and the strength of its performances."
  • "After 90 minutes of My Blueberry Nights, which pass pleasantly enough, with swirly, mood-saturated colors; lovely faces; and nice music, you may feel a bit logy yourself -- filled up, sugar-addled, but not really satisfied."
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