Sunday, August 25, 2013
Blue Jasmine: Art Immitating Life?
In this years installment of the world according to Woody Allen, our beloved director goes bi-coastal.
Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a spoiled Park Avenue socialite, is the East Coast sister. Ginger (Sally Hawkins) lives decidedly downscale and happier in San Francisco.
Sadly, Jasmine has had a reversal of fortune that necessitates moving in with Ginger.
It's not pretty. And not funny either. Woody has gone dark in this one, though some amusing characters, played by a sterling cast, will put some smiles on faces.
"What do you think he was saying?" the Movie Slut asked her companion as they left the multiplex.
It wasn't until hours later that she figured out Woody's message. At least what she thinks it is.
Of course, she won't give it away. But here's one clue. If she's right, this entertaining film is also quite self-serving.
See what you think. And feel free to leave your interpretation in the comment box.