Blue Jasmine

New review from The Movie Snob.

Blue Jasmine  (B+).  Cate Blanchett (Hanna) shines in the title role of Woody Allen’s latest film.  Jasmine is a New York socialite whose world has been turned upside down.  Her husband Hal (Alec Baldwin, The Cooler) was a high-flying finance guy, but it turned out he was a crook and a philanderer, so now Jasmine is broke, husbandless, and heavily dependent on alcohol and prescription meds to stave off a complete breakdown.  So she flees to the blue-collar home of her blue-collar sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky) in San Francisco.  To say that she clashes with Ginger and Ginger’s mechanic boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale, The Station Agent) would be an understatement.  I haven’t seen A Streetcar Named Desire in a long time, but this movie seems very similar to that one.  Nevertheless, I thought this was a good movie.

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5 comments on “Blue Jasmine

  1. […] played unpleasantly by Steve Carell.  I also urge you not to miss Woody Allen’s last movie, Blue Jasmine, starring the sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated Cate Blanchett, and Alexander Payne’s last movie, […]

  2. […] Thief) is not bad as Sixsmith either.  I had thought Cate Blanchett was an Oscar lock for Blue Jasmine, but I think Judi Dench gives her a run for her money in this film.  Director Stephen Frears adds […]

  3. […] Elizabeth Olsen (Liberal Arts), David Strathairn (Lincoln), and even cute little Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky).  The star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Anna Karenina), was unknown to me, but I […]

  4. […]  Lily James (Wrath of the Titans) is a beautiful, kind, and humble Cinderella, and Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) is fine as the nasty stepmother.  Helena Bonham Carter (Dark Shadows) makes for an eccentric […]

  5. […] garbage dump.  As the villainous Hela, Cate Blanchett—a two-time Oscar®-winning actress for Blue Jasmine and The Aviator, don’t you know—chews the CGI with a vengeance and sprouts some mighty […]

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