Friday, January 24, 2014

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Director: Woody Allen
Writer:    Woody Allen
Cast:       Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins

Cate Blanchett plays Jeanette/Jasmin, a New-York socialite who has fallen into hard times after her husband's Ponzi scheme was exposed. She moves in with her not so well-off sister in San-Fransisco.

We are shown flashes of her rich life through flashbacks and having gone a bit cuckoo in her head, she doesn't seem to have learned anything and a normal director or film would have her transition herself over the course of the film. Such things never happen and she is back to square one at the end of the film. Plot is contrived especially towards the end but Cate Blanchett's performance is amazing and makes the film more than decent.

Rating: 3.5/5