Blue Jasmine
2013
The high life leads to high anxiety for a fashionable New York City homemaker in crisis who finds herself forced to live a more modest lifestyle in San Francisco. Woody Allen directs an ensemble cast that includes Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.

Evie Totty: “It ruled.”

Ok first let me say that I've been boycotting Woody Allen films for years (I was pissed when I found out Allen was voicing the main char in Ants while I was watching it).

That said, I decided to see the film for a couple of reasons: 1 - Cate Blanchett 2 - I plan to see Ender's Game regardless of Card. I figured if I could see EG, I can watch Allen films (since they are pretty much guaranteed to be brilliant)

So. They should just give Cate the Oscar now. She. Was. Brilliant. I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to describe her performance. I read a review where they said at some point you forget that this was an actress playing a role and believed this was a real person on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Spot on. You never like this woman. She's elitest and shallow and petty yet you end up feeling sorry for her somehow. You can't quite put your finger on it but it's there.

I do question the buzz about Dice getting a supporting actor nod for this. He was onscreen for about 5 mins total. I'm not kidding. Should he get a nod because we find out he can actually act? Ok whatever.

I was touched at how the sister, Ginger, could take Jasmine in even though she'd pretty much ignored her for years - nevermind the money issue. I know I wouldn't have been able to do it from my own personal experience. Yet, you don't feel like that storyline is forced.

You actually believe this woman would take her sister in regardless of what happened in the past. Family is Family...

− August 25, 2013 • more by Evielog in or create an account to reply

Scott Hardie: Awesome. I was on the fence about seeing this, as it's hard to tell the good and worthwhile Woody Allen films from the mediocre underdeveloped ones, but you've persuaded me. − August 25, 2013 • more by Scott

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Erik Bates: “It ruled.”

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