Saturday, August 24, 2013

Blue Jasmine - Movie Review

Blue Jasmine (PG-13) 98 minutes B+
Break it down again, no more sleepy dreaming

Starring: Vanessa Ross, Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alden Ehrenreich, Michael Emerson, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K. and Charlie Tahan

Cate Blanchett won an Academy Award for her role in the 2004 film, The Aviator.  However, my favorite Cate Blanchett film is 2006's Notes on a Scandal.  But, don't be surprised if she becomes best known for her role in this film, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.  Here, the actress plays Jasmine, a privileged women who has lost everything after her husband's indiscretions and shady business dealings come to surface.  With no where to turn Jasmine moves to San Francisco to live with her less than privileged sister and start a new life... but the transition is not an easy one to say the least. This is a great cast, but ultimately Blanchett is the main attraction.

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