Director: Wong Kar-Wai (first english-speaking film)
Co-stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris, Tim Roth…
US Release Date: April 4th, 2008.
Filming: from June of 2006 in New York.
Natalie’s Character: Leslie
Plot Summary: Romantic comedy about a young woman, Elizabeth (Norah Jones), mired in depression over a recently ended affair. She strikes up a friendship with Jeremy (Jude Law), who runs a bar-restaurant in one of the seedier sections of New York. On her frequent visits there, she orders blueberry pie — a dish no one else orders — and he falls a little in love with her loneliness. She leaves New York for Memphis, where she gets a couple of waitressing jobs and meets several interesting characters including Leslie (Natalie Portman), a canny gambler who’s got a sassy line of patter and is almost, but not quite, as good at cards as she thinks she is.
Notes: – Natalie had to be taught poker for the film. Some of which can be read about here.
Running Time: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Gross: $867k (Domestic) and $22 million (Worldwide)
IMDB Rating – 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating – 5.5/10
NP.com Users Rating – 6.9/10