My Blueberry Nights DVD review
My Blueberry Nights
The English language debut of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai ("In the Mood for Love") is a road film starring Norah Jones (in her film debut) as a spurned lover traveling through a movie-made America of damaged loves, broken romances and wounded hearts. The script, co-written by Wong and American crime novelist Lawrence Block, is more a suggestion of stories than actual drama, always threatening to dissolve in the woozy, color-saturated images, but the sensuous texture and rich atmosphere holds it together.
This is a movie about moments captured in time, about the sensuality of image, about the overwhelming emotional assault of loving and living. Jones may not be a great actress, but her face, all doe eyes, lush lips and melancholy yearning, is the most expressive landscape in Wong's movie-fantasy recreation of America. Jude Law plays a New York diner cook
who offers Jones a sympathetic ear and a slice of pie, and Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn and Natalie Portman co-star. Includes the featurette "Making My Blueberry Nights" and an 18-minute "Q&A With Director Wong Kar-Wai" (shot at the Museum of the Moving Image in 2008).
April 4, 2008
The Weinstein Company
Starring: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn