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"My Blueberry Nights" Reviews Get Better

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Yesterday we reported that reaction to partly made-in-Memphis flick My Blueberry Nights got a "muted reaction" from critics at the Cannes Film Festival.

Okay, do-over. Some people really, really like it: "From almost any perspective, My Blueberry Nights is the perfect pick to open the 60th Cannes Film Festival: A noted international director (Wong Kar-Wai) making his English-language debut, with a cast of international stars (Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman) and exciting memories of past appearances at the Festival as part of the bargain

"At this morning's press screening, you could hear cineastes sigh in rapture from the opening titles – blue-glazed visions of pie and cream, indigo skies with neon-glow cityscapes leaning lazily against them. "My Blueberry Nights follows Elizabeth (Norah Jones), as her recent fresh breakup sends her down into the depths of loss and then across the country. Elizabeth lives in New York, but after friendly café owner Jeremy (Jude Law) unintentionally informs her that her boyfriend has been out with another woman, she's at a loss – spending late nights in his cafe, eating blueberry pie and taking comfort in his gently bruised romantic philosophies. Jeremy's place has, over the years, become a bit of a depot for broken-hearted lovers to leave their keys ..."

Cinematical.com's review waxes rhapsodic. Other reviewers have been similarly enchanted. Read a bunch of them here.

Geez. Wish they'd make up their minds.

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