My Blueberry Nights (2007): 2.5/5
Sitting through the newest Wong Kar Wai film ‘My Blueberry Nights’ is like ending a meal with whatever dessert’s there to eat- it may not be what you’re craving for, it may not be all that good ,but hey any dessert is dessert. And before anything else, Norah Jones is a bad actress (‘bad’is an understatement) and the tried and tested WKW charm clearly doesn’t work in the English language.
It’s a film with expectedly beautiful cinematography as delicious as blueberry pie and visuals to make one slobber at the ingenious use of colors blue, red, and purple- but quite sadly, not to the advantage of the overall narrative. Unnatural screenplay + mediocre story+ endless ‘motion blur’ filming + annoying Natalie Portman sequence = there goes my blueberry afternoon.