Sunday, 27 October 2013
289, Blue Jasmine
I understand the man stands close to genius when it comes to previous movies and his work is highly regarded by many but I find them a little slow and meaningless. Whimsical romantic stories with stunning and notable casts but just aimed at an entirely different audience that that of myself.
So - when I sat down to Blue Jasmine and having no actual clue what it was about my heart sank when I saw it was written and directed by the man above.
This movie is a 50/50 mix between present day and flashbacks of a life led by Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) having to rebuild her life after hubby Hal (Alec Baldwin) is outed as a fraud and subsequently banged up.
On the whole - Jasmine comes across as a deluded wannabee - expecting everything to be handed to her without lifting a finger to help anyone and by the time the movie ends - she gets her just desserts.
That's it for this blog - Woody Allen fans will love it I'm sure but sadly, I'm not one of them.