Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blue Jasmine

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Blanchett, Clay, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K.

To see ourselves as others see us is a gift few have but Wood Allen gives us the classic ‘what if,’ in his tragi-comedy about the ex-wife of a wealthy financier, Hal (Alec Baldwin), who struggles to find her way when after her husband is exposed as a crook. Impoverished, Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) struggles desperately to find a way back into the elite social circle from which she has been expelled. Happy to use and abuse as she goes the cast give great performances in this movie which has Oscars written all over it. Miss it at your peril.

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