Not great. WKW is obviously fascinated with vague Americana but the result feels hokey, cheesy, and cringey. The cinematography, particularly at the beginning, is a classic WKW treat. Neon, blur, and super slow fades. The acting is horrendous, particularly from the two leads, Jones & Law. Hiddeously fake southern accents. The Portman sideplot is long, cliche, and uninteresting. Music is hit/miss w cool ItMfL callback
You can see from miles away it is a WKW's movie, and I mean that for the good and the bad. While in the first part it appears as a case of self-plagiarism, WKW slowly gets rids of his (redundant?) aesthetics and cinematic vision to move (a bit) more freely. The result is convincing, not as extraordinary as his previous works, but still solid and appreciable.
Wong's lurid lighting and Chungking-lite style and fragmented narrative are transplanted to America in this awkward pastiche of stateside stereotypes. Every tired American trope—idealistic romanticism of the late-night New York diner, drunken man at the bar, just-one-more-round gambler, road trip—makes a dutiful appearance here. It all feels incredibly superficial.
MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS isn't as bad as they said. It doesn't deserve all the hates. I think it's still a decent movie. MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS is sweet, heart-warming, and very enjoyable. Norah Jones (in her first movie) succeed to give an amazing performance. Not just her, everyone in here already gave their best performance. This movie looks like a Hollywood version of CHUNGKING EXPRESS. But it has more characters in here