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My Blueberry Nights (2007)

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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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Chad R. Davis ...
Boyfriend (as Chad Davis)
Katya Blumenberg ...
Girlfriend
John Malloy ...
Diner Manager
Demetrius Butler ...
Male Customer
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Travis
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Sandy
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Randy
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Katya (as Chan Marshall)
Michael Hartnett ...
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Michael May ...
Aloha
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Storyline

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>

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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Romance

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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

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$866,778 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Norah Jones was the only choice for the leading role, despite her lack of prior acting experience. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: Why do you keep them? You should just throw them out.
Jeremy: No. No, I couldn't do that.
Elizabeth: Why not?
Jeremy: If I threw these keys away then those doors would be closed forever and that shouldn't be up to me to decide, should it?
Elizabeth: I guess I'm just looking for a reason.
Jeremy: From my observations, sometimes it's better off not knowing, and other times there's no reason to be found.
Elizabeth: Everything has a reason.
Jeremy: Hmm. It's like these pies and cakes. At the end of every night, the cheesecake and the apple pie are always ...
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Skipping Stone
Performed by Amos Lee
Written by Amos Lee
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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Nice movie, like a slow song in a shady café
28 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The film is all about mood. If you are not in it, you will not like the movie. My recommendation is to watch it at night, in bed, with no worries on your mind or things to do. It is not something really great, but it soothes the soul like one of those old road books.

The story itself is more of a three parter, each section detailing a mindset and the situations that define it. You see the hopeless romantic, the one person who let the other inside instead of just sticking to the outside, and for whom losing the other is worst than death; then there is the rebellious daughter that loves and hates her father until it's to late to do anything either way; and of course, the story of Nora Joneses and Jude Law's characters.

Bottom line: lay comfy in your bed and listen to the slow rhythms of the music while digesting the human nature presented in the film. In the end it is worth watching.


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