Jeremy is running a diner in New York. A lot of people come and go, relationships work and they don’t. Many of the customers leave keys behind in a jar because they want to move on from their boyfriend or girlfriend. They don’t know what else to do with the keys and there is a chance they might change their minds? Elizabeth’s heart is broken and she leaves her keys. She needs someone to talk to so she talks to Jeremy. She picks blueberry pie and ice cream as a heart soother because it is the one entire pie left behind at the end of the night. People make choices. She leaves New York and starts working two jobs in Memphis because she has trouble sleeping. She is trying to save for a car. She leaves Memphis after one of the regulars dies after trying to get over his broken heart. She takes a job at a casino in Nevada. She stakes Leslie in a poker game for a chance to take over Leslie’s Jaguar if she loses the money in the game.
This is the first film role for Norah Jones. There is really not very much going on in this movie. There are relationships working or not working and people going through the motions of life. A woman afraid to move on, a man unable to move on, a con artist working her cons. I liked the desserts the best of all!! 3* (This movie is OK)
95 min, Drama directed by Kar Wai Wong with Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Frankie Faison, David Strathairn, Adriane Lenox. Benjamin Kanes.
Note: Imdb 6.7 out of 10, 47% critic 61% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Amazon 3.7* out of 5* with 71 reviews.
Special Note: This movie was filmed in New York City, Memphis Tennessee; McGill, Caliente, Ely, Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. The name of the café in New York is Kyuch which means key in Russian.