• Publication date: March 9, 2011

My Blueberry Nights My Blueberry Nights

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Jeremy runs a small cafe in New York City, he dutifully lends a ...

Jeremy runs a small cafe in New York City, he dutifully lends a shoulder to cry on when his broken-hearted female patrons come to share their stories. One night, he is visited by Elizabeth, who has just broken up with her boyfriend but something about her is different. For some reason, Jeremy's customers never order his blueberry pie and Elizabeth decides to try some and from that day forward she returns to the cafe several more times, prompting the two to begin to develop a close bond. Still hurting from her breakup, Elizabeth, now calling herself Lizzie, abruptly decides to get on a bus to Memphis for a fresh new start. There she takes on two jobs in order to save up for a car. She sends Jeremy postcards without revealing her location. He tries in vain to track her down by contacting the restaurants in the area. Still searching for something, Elizabeth moves on again—this time calling herself Beth—to work at a casino in a small town in Nevada. There she meets a down-on-her-luck poker player named Leslie. She agrees to lend Leslie some money, on condition that if she loses again, she'll give her the keys to her car. If Elizabeth's fortunes can turn around, she may just find a way back to those blueberry nights in the city. The film represents veteran Chinese filmmaker, Wong Kar-Wai's, first English feature, and was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Its mouth-watering title is an undeniable reflection of its feast-for-the-eyes cinematographic vision, as well as its hip and attractive cast. To go along with the soothing visuals is a soundtrack mixing selections featuring Norah Jones' breezy vocals with the '60s Stax soul sounds that played in the film's barroom jukebox.