• Release Date: Apr 4, 2008
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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
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  1. CoreyJ.
    May 3, 2008
    10
    One of Wong's best films. The subtlety and craftsmanship remain as he transposes his work into the American idiom. A fantastic piece on love and the waves it sends through people.
  2. MarcosF.
    Jul 5, 2008
    9
    An inspiring exercise of a road-movie by one of the most talented of the directors alive.
  3. ChadS.
    May 10, 2008
    8
    In an episode of NBC's "Friends", Joey(Matt LeBlanc) uses a deep lothario-like voice to make the most innocuous phrases sound lascivious; for instance, "grandma's apple pie". In "My Blueberry Nights", this filmmaker transforms the blueberry pie "a la mode" into a sexual metaphor; read: a feminine body part in flux. Now this is an American pie ready for action. The filmmaker In an episode of NBC's "Friends", Joey(Matt LeBlanc) uses a deep lothario-like voice to make the most innocuous phrases sound lascivious; for instance, "grandma's apple pie". In "My Blueberry Nights", this filmmaker transforms the blueberry pie "a la mode" into a sexual metaphor; read: a feminine body part in flux. Now this is an American pie ready for action. The filmmaker depicts female desire through dessert(rivulets of vanilla ice cream streaming down the crust and filling) with lyricism(read: slo-mo), because he wants to maintain an air of mystery about Elizabeth(Norah Jones). Does she come into Jeremy's cafe for friendship, or for love? The pie is a clue. The patina of cream lewdly smeared on Elizabeth's lips that suddenly disappears is another clue. But the filmmaker withholds the particulars about this vanishing smidgeon of vanilla towards the end of "My Blueberry Nights". The kiss belongs to Jeremy(Jude Law), a stand-in for the filmmaker, who records the moment on a surveillance tape(a metaphor for authorship). The kiss is personal. The kiss is performed under the filmic construct of auteurism. This kiss, is no ordinary kiss. This filmmaker, is no ordinary filmmaker. Expand
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52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Jun 4, 2013
    50
    Every shot is painstakingly thought out, but less emphasis is placed on the human face than on the surfaces that reflect it and the objects that obscure it, and the overall effect is close to that of fetish art.
  2. 50
    My Blueberry Nights may not quite be what fans of either Jones or Wong Kar-wai -- directing his first film in English -- are expecting. It's a late-night, lovelorn mood piece in a minor key, not complicated or convoluted, finally more confection than substance.
  3. The director is chasing a mood here -- a mood, an atmosphere and feelings -- much as he did in "In the Mood for Love."