After a rough break-up, Elizabeth sets out on a journey across America, leaving behind a life of memories, a dream and a soulful new friend; a café owner–all while in search of something to mend her broken heart. Waitressing her way through the country, Elizabeth befriends others whose yearnings are greater than hers, including a troubled cop and his estranged wife and a down-on-her luck gambler with a score to settle.
Through these individuals, Elizabeth witnesses the true depths of loneliness and emptiness, and begins to understand that her own journey is part of a greater exploration within herself. –Cannes Film Festival
Born in Shanghai, he moved to Hong Kong with his parents at the age of five. Coming from the Mainland and speaking only Mandarin and Shanghainese, he had a difficult period of adjustment to Cantonese speaking Hong Kong, spending hours in movie theatres with his mother. He made his directing debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By, produced by Alan Tang. It was a crime melodrama of the kind then hugely popular, and with heavy borrowings from Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets (1974), but already displayed one of his principal trademarks in its atmospheric and sometimes expressionistic color palette. It is his only box office hit to date. Wong went on to direct several more feature films in the 1990s, among these were Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Ashes of Time (1994). His first major international recognition was at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival where he won the Best Director prize for Happy Together (1997). The filming of In the Mood for Love (2000) had to be shifted from Beijing… read more
Once again, Kar-wai's focus lies in the effect the visuals and the score are to make on the audience. It's a beautiful film. Possibly, there is something missing from the script that would make it easier for me to connect with the story, but otherwise the film is a pleasure to watch. I beleive it gets better towards the end.
Maybe it's a cultural thing or maybe it's a Wong thing, I don't know...WTF went wrong w/ this??? And not to speak badly of either style, but American cinema just doesn't seem to value silence in the same way that asian cinema does. I mean, as ridiculous as it sounds, maybe these actors just weren't subtle enough to be in a wong kar-wai film. Well Nora WENT for "subtle", but achieved virtual non-existence instead.
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… read review
I really enjoyed this story. Norah Jones not only creates amazing music but she can also act. Jude Law did a good job along with the ever wonderful Natalie Portman who was in top form. I also loved… read review