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
Wong originally intended to shoot the film in chronological order, but when he discovered Rachel Weisz, whom he wanted to cast as Sue Lynne, was pregnant, he agreed to film the Memphis scenes featuring her character last to allow her time to give birth and recuperate before beginning work. See more »
When Sue Lynne has one final confrontation with Elizabeth at the diner, she pays Arnie's tab and says "don't forget about him" but her lip movements don't match the words she's saying. See more »
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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The opening credits play over melting ice cream drizzling over blueberry pie, while the font is blueberry colored. See more »
Performed by Manuel Galbán and Ry Cooder
Written by Ernesto Grenet
Courtesy of Perro Verde Records and Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Soothing road trip for Wong Kar Wai fans
A young woman, getting over a relationship, travels across America to earn money and see the country.
I found this to be hypnotic, soothing experience, much like In The Mood For Love. It really does set up an atmosphere that makes you feel like you're really there. I think it's a pretty hollow film, which has turned a lot of people off, but i think there's enough there on the surface. I think the film looked great - the colors and charming set design. Jones was pretty decent, Kar Wai wisely filling the film with interesting characters/actors so she doesn't have to carry the whole film. Natalie Portman seems a little miscast (she looks barely a day over 20 so i don't know why she plays characters out of her depth), but i found Strathairn and Rachel Weisz heartbreaking and Law hasn't been so appealing in years. A nice surprise considering my low expectations.
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