Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blue Jasmine

Plot: Broke socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) comes to San Francisco to live with her working class sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins). Both Jasmine and Ginger find new boyfriends, but it all goes wrong. [imdb]    [photos]

Review: .This is a drama about two sisters and their different expectations and standards. It has good dialog, but differs from other Woody Allen movies where the dialog is the star. Here the ideas of wealth vs balance are the most important, and some of the scenes have sitcom humor. 

Some of the characters are not that likable. While Cate Blanchett is up for an Oscar; her performance was not as good as Sally Hawkins -- good but less showy. 

Cast: .Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Louis CK

Written & directed by: Woody Allen

Rating: 2.5 stars:  I saw it home on pay-per-view, and often I don't like movies in the living room as much as at the theater. 
More: Blue Jasmine put me to sleep. Good movies shouldn't put you to sleep.