Woody Allen‘s “Blue Jasmine” is about New York socialite, Cate Blanchett‘s character Jasmine who loses everything and tries to pick up the pieces by imposing on her sister, Ginger played by Sally Hawkins in San Francisco. Jasmine in the past has looked down on Ginger‘s way of life considering Ginger and the men she chooses are lower in class compared to her.
I found the storyline had a lot of similarities to famous play “A Streetcar Named Desire”, but this is not a bad thing. If anything, the film is like an updated version or loose tribute to the 1947 play. In this film, the characters are flawed, but the acting is not. Joined by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K. and Alden Ehrenreich, the cast together with Woody Allen have really made quite a masterpiece with “Blue Jasmine”.
This is a role that Blanchett deserves to win awards for. I have always been aware that Cate Blanchett is a brilliant actress. But in Blue Jasmine she isn’t just brilliant, she shines.
Blue Jasmine is one of those movies that you can’t share too much of without spoiling the movie. Prone to discussion and analysis, Blue Jasmine may inspire you to to attend several viewings to make sure you didn’t miss anything. So do yourself a favour and go see this film.