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My Blueberry Nights (2008) 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… 2008-04-04 PT90M Drama Romance Norah Jones Jude Law Natalie Portman David Strathairn Rachel Weisz The Weinstein Company
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My Blueberry Nights (2008)

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Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, ... | ME AND MS. JONES Norah Jones (left) and Natalie Portman wander through director Wong Kar-Wai's mixed-bag English-language debut, My Blueberry Nights
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ME AND MS. JONES Norah Jones (left) and Natalie Portman wander through director Wong Kar-Wai's mixed-bag English-language debut, My Blueberry Nights
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Apr 04, 2008; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Norah Jones and Jude Law; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

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-

Originally posted Apr 02, 2008 Published in issue #986 Apr 11, 2008 Order article reprints