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My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 November 2007 (France)
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A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boyfriend (as Chad Davis)
Katya Blumenberg ...
John Malloy ...
Diner Manager
Demetrius Butler ...
Male Customer
Katya (as Chan Marshall)
Michael Hartnett ...
Michael May ...


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


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


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 November 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El sabor de la noche  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,146 (USA) (4 April 2008)


$866,778 (USA) (11 July 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Norah Jones's film debut. See more »


Elizabeth: When you're gone, all that is left behind are the memories you created in other people's lives or just a couple of items on a bill.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 12 April 2008 (2008) See more »


The Story
Performed by Norah Jones
Written by Norah Jones
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Published by Mutha Jones LLC / EMI Music Publishing
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This film is a perfect movie for Norah Jones
29 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant. So subtle and well crafted is the storytelling. The cast is perfect. If you like Norah Jones and her music you will absolutely love this movie. It is about human emotion, growth, hurt,longing,finding inner peace. Every emotion she brings to her songs Norah Jones and the rest of the cast bring to this movie. Every character represents another "Life Lesson" that Elizabeth (Norah Jones character) needs to meet to bring her to the peace she needs to find. Or, at least, an understanding of who she is that she can be happy with. Which makes the ending such a wonderful beginning.

Jude Law is his usual charming English embracing persona. Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman achieve so much with such small supporting roles. David Strathairn is perfectly cast and is just an incredible actor. The director did an incredible job of pacing the film to let each moment of reflection absorb into the audience. The photography was just as exquisite in its detail and subtle importance of meaning.

Where this film really succeeds is in not falling into the Hollywood pitfalls of so many indie movies where the the film becomes brooding or cynical. Throughout her journey Elizabeth finds herself; her best self. Like her music, you will sometimes feel the melancholia she feels, sometimes feel the hope and desire, the longing for love or the want of confidence in one's self. But after all the reflections, in the end you will be happy with the experience. The only thing missing from this film was a great Van Morrison song like "in the Midnight" or "Someone like you" to add to the atmosphere. I don't think i have seen any of Kar Wai Wong's {the director} films but I look forward to seeing them all now. Start to finish, this movie is brilliant.

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