Saturday, July 5, 2008

My Blueberry Nights DVD review

My Blueberry Nights DVD review
My Blueberry Nights

DVD Review
by Sean Axmaker, Special to MSN Movies

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.

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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).

PG13,1hr 30min
April 4, 2008
Wong Kar-Wai
The Weinstein Company
Starring: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn
DVD Info
Released:July 01, 2008
MPAA Rating:PG13
Distributed By (Studio):Weinstein Company
DVD Sides:1
DVD Features
Making My Blueberry Nights
Q&A with Director Wong Kar Wai
Still gallery
Theatrical trailer