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My Blueberry Nights (2007)

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A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director:

Kar-Wai Wong (as Kar Wai Wong)

Writers:

Kar-Wai Wong (screenplay) (as W.K.W.), Lawrence Block (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Jeremy
Norah Jones ... Elizabeth
Chad R. Davis ... Boyfriend (as Chad Davis)
Katya Blumenberg Katya Blumenberg ... Girlfriend
John Malloy John Malloy ... Diner Manager
Demetrius Butler ... Male Customer
Frankie Faison ... Travis
David Strathairn ... Arnie
Adriane Lenox ... Sandy
Rachel Weisz ... Sue Lynne
Benjamin Kanes ... Randy
Cat Power ... Katya (as Chan Marshall)
Michael Hartnett Michael Hartnett ... Sunglasses
Natalie Portman ... Leslie
Michael May Michael May ... Aloha
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Storyline

Elizabeth's heart is broken. For solace, she drops in late at night a few times at Jeremy's diner for blueberry pie a la mode; they talk. Once, he watchers her sleep, her head on the counter. Abruptly, she leaves New York City to get away from her pain. She works a couple of jobs in Memphis. There, a heart-broken cop is drinking himself into oblivion, his ex occasionally showing up where he drinks and Lizzy works. Then, she's in Nevada, working at a casino where she uses her savings (she wants a car) to stake Leslie, a busted gambler, in a high rollers' game. After, Beth drives Leslie to Vegas where Leslie's estranged father lives. Broken relationships. What about Jeremy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How do you say goodbye to someone you can't imagine living without?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violence, drinking and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El sabor de la noche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,146, 6 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$866,778, 13 July 2008
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The idea for the film originated from an anthology film that Wong planned to make under the title "Three Stories About Food." One of the film's chapters was ultimately released as its own film, In the Mood for Love (2000), while My Blueberry Nights originated from another short film titled In the Mood for Love 2001, which had only been screened once, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. Wong expanded the idea into a road movie that would take place in other locations besides New York, as filming entirely in the state would have been too expensive. Wong chose to make the film in 2005, after the postponement of another film. See more »

Goofs

When Sue Lynne has one final confrontation with Elizabeth at the diner, she pays Arnie's tab and says "don't forget about him" but her lip movements don't match the words she's saying. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: The last few days, I've been learning not to trust people and I'm glad I've failed. Sometimes we depend on other people as a mirror to define us and tell us who we are and each reflection makes me like myself a little more.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over melting ice cream drizzling over blueberry pie, while the font is blueberry colored. See more »


Soundtracks

Eyes on the Prize
Performed by Mavis Staples featuring Ry Cooder
Traditional
Arranged by Ry Cooder and Mavis Staples
Courtesy of Anti Records
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User Reviews

 
Nice movie, like a slow song in a shady café
28 March 2008 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The film is all about mood. If you are not in it, you will not like the movie. My recommendation is to watch it at night, in bed, with no worries on your mind or things to do. It is not something really great, but it soothes the soul like one of those old road books.

The story itself is more of a three parter, each section detailing a mindset and the situations that define it. You see the hopeless romantic, the one person who let the other inside instead of just sticking to the outside, and for whom losing the other is worst than death; then there is the rebellious daughter that loves and hates her father until it's to late to do anything either way; and of course, the story of Nora Joneses and Jude Law's characters.

Bottom line: lay comfy in your bed and listen to the slow rhythms of the music while digesting the human nature presented in the film. In the end it is worth watching.


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