Director: Woody Allen, Main Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins
A New York socialite goes west…in more senses than one. After she has lost everything (husband, son, status, money, houses, jewels), Jasmine moves to her sister’s place in San Francisco to start fresh. The two sisters are as different as the moon and the sun but try, clumsily and blindly, to push each other to improve their situation in life, with somehow mixed results. Do we ever change what we are at the core? For the first time Allen choses as his neurotic alter-ego a woman, and about time, Cate Blanchett is quite spectacular in the role. Special kudos to Sally Hawkins as well. —7/10
14 responses to “Blue Jasmine”
Great post, I;m planning on seeing more of his work as my exposure to his movies is somewhat limited.
Wow, you dig up one of my old posts 🙂
I strongly suggest you to watch Annie Hall, Take the Money and Run, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex, Deconstructing Harry, Manhattan, Hanna and her Sisters, Radio Days, Match Point. They cover a wide range from comedy to drama.
I like to dig up older posts. I’m making a note of these now.
I didn’t cover the most recent ones but I’ll be happy to give you more suggestions when you are done watching those 😉
Thanks Marta, I’ll be sure to ask you for more recommendations. I take it you are a big fan of his movies.
You’re welcome Vinnie! I like his style a lot and I’ve watched many of his films 😁
Well I’m very interested in expanding my exposure to his work. He really has a good work ethic from what I’ve read, a movie a year for over 40 years.
It’s worth your time, lately the quality his work might be a little off but he is a great director and writer.
I’m interested to see the variety of his work, seems he goes between comedy and drama.
Wide variety is indeed interesting.
The only movies that I’ve seen by him are Midnight in Paris and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I look forward to going through his films as they seem to have very good dialogue and actors.
His dialogues are always witty.
From what I’ve seen, he really knows how to craft humour.
He does indeed!