Blue Jasmine

Thank you Netflix for allowing me to see another Academy Award nominated film. this afternoon I saw Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett.

This film is nominated for three Academy Awards:
BLUE JASMINE
3 Nominations
Actress in a Leading Role – Cate Blanchett
Actress in a Supporting Role – Sally Hawkins
Writing (Original Screenplay)- Woody Allen

The film tells the story of a New York housewife whose life falls apart after her husband goes to jail for dubious financial dealings. This somewhat pretension woman moves cross-country to San Francisco to stay with her blue collar/middle class sister. In some ways, it was almost like watching an episode of the Real Housewives of New York, Cate’s character is constantly popping pills and drinking vodka to calm her delicate nerves. Cate’s performance is wonderful. The script is well written and the scenes flow almost effortlessly between Cate’s character remembering her past and living her present.

I must admit that I had to check who was in the full cast because the actor who played Eddie looked very familiar – it was Max Casella, who first became famous as Vinnie Delpino – Doogie Howse’s best friend.

Really enjoyed the film.

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One thought on “Blue Jasmine

  1. I also checked IMDB several times during the movie. I was surprisingly impressed with the performance of Andrew Dice Clay. Who would have expected THAT! Also surprised to see the bachelorette, Ali, in there. Really, Woody?
    But I did like the movie.

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