|Cannery Row 1982 PG, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: David S. Ward
Cast: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae, M. Emmet Walsh, Sunshine Parker, Santos Morales, John Huston, Tom Mahoney, Art LaFleur, John Malloy, James Keane, Sharon Ernster, Ellen Blake, Mary Margaret Amato
John Steinbeck's novel, set in Monterey, California, is brought to the screen with Nick Nolte as the marine biologist, Doc, who falls for local floozy Suzy (Debra Winger) after he meets her at the Bear Flag Restaurant. Romance blooms between the two but quickly turns sour. Meanwhile, Cannery Row inhabitants–including Mac (M. Emmet Walsh)–hope that Doc and Suzy will get back together because their love is the one thing in Doc and Suzy's lives that really counts.
|My Blueberry Nights 2007 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cast: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, Frankie Faison, Cat Power, Adriane Lenox, Benjamin Kanes, John Malloy, Chad R. Davis, Katya Blumenberg, Michael Delano, Bill Hollis
Elizabeth (Norah Jones) suffers a rough breakup with her boyfriend and, hoping to find peace following the storm, leaves her new friend, cafe owner Jeremy (Jude Law), behind and sets off on a cross-country trip. To pay for her expenses, Elizabeth finds temporary waitress jobs along the way. Among those she meets on her trek are alcoholic cop Arnie (David Strathairn) and his partying wife Sue Lynne (Rachel Weisz) who are patrons at a bar Elizabeth works at in Memphis. After Arnie kills himself, Elizabeth comforts Sue Lynne. Later, while working as a cocktail waitress in Nevada, Elizabeth becomes involved with compulsive gambler Leslie (Natalie Portman). Through these lost souls, Elizabeth learns how to conquor her own loneliness.
|1. Cannery Row (1982)|
2. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
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