Next up, My Blueberry Nights. I wasn't sure if I even wanted to watch this film, but when I was browsing LOVEFiLM to add some films to my rental list, I decided to give it a shot, especially as the lead character was played by the singer, Nora Jones. I am always curious to see if people who are not primarily actors, can act. One example that just doesn't work is Joss Stone... but I'll leave that for another review. However, I was impressed, she was actually really good.
Jude Law plays her love interest and I wasn't so keen on his character, luckily, he wasn't in it much. My Blueberry Nights is about a young woman who is heartbroken, ends up in a cafe run by Jude Law's character, and they become friends. They eat Blueberry pie each evening - which is the only pie left at the end of the day as nobody else likes it. I suppose this is significant enough to become the film title, as it is the only time they get to spend together - while sharing Blueberry pie. Anyway, although Nora Jones was good, I felt Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz's characters gave the film more punch, although unfortunately I would only class their roles as 'cameos'. I would only recommend this film if you can't find anything else to watch.