Blue Jasmine is an upcoming movie directed by Woody Allen and is set to be released in New York and Los Angeles on July 26th 2013. This new drama stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard and Andrew Dice Clay. Sony Pictures Classics recently said in a press release that the story of Blue Jasmine is about the final stages of an acute crisis in the life of a fashionable New York housewife. Check out the latest news below:
“Cate Blanchett, A Housewife in Blue Jasmine
That was the thought that nagged when I caught an early peek this week of Blue Jasmine, an annual rite of cinema from the kettle of Woody Allen. Starring an Oscar-sure-bet Cate Blanchett in the role of a mentally unmoored ex-socialite — her ruin having come about after her white-collar crook husband is fried in the public square — the set-up reminded me a great deal of L’Affaire Madoff. Like Ruth, there’s the grey area conjecture of how much the wife knew and how much she merely allowed herself not to know. Like Ruth, Jasmine flees New York City to get away from media attention, her fancy ex-friends, etc., and moves in with her downer-and-outer sister (in Jasmine’s case, San Francisco is the destination, land of Vertigo; in Ruth’s actual case, the purgatory was far worse: Boca Raton, in Florida, where her sister and her husband — also victims of her husband’s trickery — had actually taken to running an airport shuttle service.)
From Le Cirque to rock-bottom: society’s rejection is inevitably swift when it comes, both in film and in life. The most evocative story about the real-life missus of the Ponzi schemer I recall reading? When Page Six reported that Ruth had been banned from getting her hair coloured at the Pierre Michel Salon on East 57th Street “out of respect for the salon’s other customers,” many of whom had been bilked by Bernie. When your roots go, it’s really over.
Cate’s locks still looks tremendous in Blue Jasmine, yes, but everything else is harrowing reality. Oh, is she ever mesmerizing in this film. Plays it to the Blanche Dubois hilt and nails it like Ty Pennington. Eyes spacing out in barely repressed rage at times — like all of it is too much to bare, and she can still reinvent, if only, if only — but never quite going over the look-I’m-acting line: that’s Cate’s skill level.
All the rude awakenings and rug-pulling-from-unders amount to a film that is uneven at times, and is even perhaps overwhelmed by the sheer veracity of Blanchett’s performance (it co-stars Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkings, Louis C.K., etc.), but it’s an interesting beast of film, regardless, for Woodyphiles. (It opens in Toronto and Vancouver on Aug. 2.) Neither fizzy nor whimsical, like Midnight in Paris, and only marginally haha, it actually reminded me of one of his non-crowd-pleasers: 1988’sAnother Woman. In it, Gena Rowlands played yet another woman on the verge. (After 46 films — 46! — Allen has the prerogative to circle back.)”
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