Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Aug 12, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    Just saw Woody Allen's new movie. It's the modern day equivalent of Tennessee William's Streetcar Named Desire. A 2013 Blanche DuBois meets Bernie Madoff's wife, Cate Blanchett plays Jasmine Moon, a wealthy socialite who loses everything & has to live with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins Happy-Go-Lucky). Cate has the juiciest role, her acting is superb, she can do no wrong, another Oscar-worthy role for her icon_smile.gif Anyone see it yet & ur take of the movie?.....
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    Aug 12, 2013 5:52 AM GMT
    Thanks for reminding me about this movie. I haven't seen it, but your recommendation prompted me to look up whether or not it's playing in my city and it is!

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    How is it compared to other Woody Allen films?
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    Aug 12, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    GooberGeek saidThanks for reminding me about this movie. I haven't seen it, but your recommendation prompted me to look up whether or not it's playing in my city and it is!

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    How is it compared to other Woody Allen films?

    This is probably his most serious angst-ridden film. It's not meant to be funny. The change of luck & Murphy's Law crescendo makes everything so seriously ridiculous u have to laugh to relieve the stress the main character goes through. The result of its' anti-climax is utter craziness.....U feel nothing but pity for the flawed oblivious narcissist of an anti-heroine. The inevitable onslaught drives the loony-bin nail home and she's left in her head, haunted by regret.....
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Aug 12, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    I want to see this badly. It's not really in very wide release, and each spot it's playing near me in Chicago is ridiculously inconvenient to get to!
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    Aug 12, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    MarvelBoy23 saidI want to see this badly. It's not really in very wide release, and each spot it's playing near me in Chicago is ridiculously inconvenient to get to!


    Def worth seeing icon_smile.gif .....
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    Aug 12, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    I can't wait to see this. I worship Cate Blanchett and Woody is on a roll at the minute.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI can't wait to see this. I worship Cate Blanchett and Woody is on a roll at the minute.


    Yes, her acting is in a different class.....
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    Going tomorrow. Very eager to see how it goes. The New Yorker said Woody was almost "too cruel" to his characters in this film. Sounds painful.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    Pamphleteer saidGoing tomorrow. Very eager to see how it goes. The New Yorker said Woody was almost "too cruel" to his characters in this film. Sounds painful.


    I can see that. The director has the final say/cut. Woody did allow the cast to adlib so in a way they're resposible for their own acting & whatever came out of their mouths.....And Cate just got done playing Blanche on Broadway so she was still in character when Woody shot the movie.....
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    Aug 19, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    Still out in theaters, definitely go see it.....
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    Mar 15, 2014 2:10 AM GMT
    OK, so I finally got around to renting Blue Jasmine...
    My-my, was that ever entertaining... A very up to date, Street Car Named Desire!
    It's the first Woody Allen film I've seen in a long long time and I had forgotten how much Personal Signature he puts in his films.
    The old timey blues music,, the way a movie moves and the depth of his films always seem to move me.
    This rates up there as one of my favorites!
    Cate won that Best Actress award, fair and square.
    That's for sure.

    Awesome flick, for the quirky at heart.
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    Mar 15, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    that was a well deserved Oscar.

    loved this movie so much. especially Cate/Jasmine

    & it really is a comedy. alla Allenesque.

    the only thing I really really hate about it is how it ends.
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    Mar 15, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    Clearly a masterwork, and Blanchett gave a duly rewarded superlative performance (in a field of tough competition), yet....... neither a nod to the genius who constructed this masterwork, Woody Allen, for directing nor as best picture. Things that make you say, HUH?! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 15, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    patito saidthat was a well deserved Oscar.

    loved this movie so much. especially Cate/Jasmine

    & it really is a comedy. alla Allenesque.

    the only thing I really really hate about it is how it ends.


    Jasmine Moon is ready for the loony bin at the end, just like Blanche Dubois in Streetcar in the end being taken away by the men in white.
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    Mar 15, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    BillandChuck saidClearly a masterwork, and Blanchett gave a duly rewarded superlative performance (in a field of tough competition), yet....... neither a nod to the genius who constructed this masterwork, Woody Allen, for directing nor as best picture. Things that make you say, HUH?! icon_rolleyes.gif


    In light of the recent news of Allen's biological daughter accusing him of molesting her when she was 7, it wouldn't have been right for the Academy to even think of nominating him.
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    Mar 15, 2014 5:03 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    BillandChuck saidClearly a masterwork, and Blanchett gave a duly rewarded superlative performance (in a field of tough competition), yet....... neither a nod to the genius who constructed this masterwork, Woody Allen, for directing nor as best picture. Things that make you say, HUH?! icon_rolleyes.gif


    In light of the recent news of Allen's biological daughter accusing him of molesting her when she was 7, it wouldn't have been right for the Academy to even think of nominating him.

    Those charges were brought in 1992 during the divorce from Mia Farrow and dismissed by investigators from multiple agencies then as groundless. The daughter, who is aligned with her mother against her father, is fairly widely considered to be as crazy with hate and full of lies as her mother. The topic is almost as old news as the circumstances of Natalie Wood's death and a similar pathetic attempt by her sister to smear Robert Wagner. The Academy has rarely shied from controversy in modern times, though it certainly has a mind of its own, no doubt about that..... And so does Woody Allen, who does nothing to shamelessly pander to the Academy (or even not shameless pandering like most).
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    Mar 15, 2014 5:13 AM GMT
    It was an average film with extraordinary performances. Not one of his strongest scripts. Match Point was much more riveting.
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    Mar 15, 2014 12:16 PM GMT
    it's an OK movie with a really amazing performance.

    sure some gays might think it's an extraordinary work of art (that deserved the best movie oscar nomination) BECAUSE it's about a delusional blonde TRAINWRECK who had a problem with everybody & alcohol issues. and gays just love that. ie: whatever happened to baby jane hundson etc

    BUT IT REALLY WASN'T ALL THAT GREAT A MOVIE.

    especially considering other works by W. Allen
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    Mar 15, 2014 1:07 PM GMT
    This will be admittedly an odd comment ... but I thought it was a great performance by Blanchett, but I had a hard time rooting for her character.
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    Mar 15, 2014 1:13 PM GMT
    Plain and simple - it was a superb movie. Many don't GET that it was about the social and psychosocial impact of the financial crisis on our society, as exemplified through one family. Even if others just see the surface - Woody Allen's use of Tennessee Williams' psychotic-type woman character and the theme of Streetcar Named Desire, notably. But anyone in any area of national or global finance GETS IT, how masterfully he told the story in an entertaining, encapsulated way.

    Cate was truly amazing. This is so far beyond stating the obvious!

    But Woody Allen NAILED IT.

    Match Point was mentioned above. And while Blue Jasmine is a Tennessee Williams type movie, Match Point was a Hitchcock type of suspense movie. Incomparable in every way except for the achievement of a great film. Though there was no Cate Blanchett in Match Point - alas the players were the usual Woody Allen driven awesome performances, and who doesn't drool at Jonathan Ryhs Meyers I ASK YOU!!!, but it was the great but not awesome performances that kept Match Point from being the masterpiece that Blue Jasmine is.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 15, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    Just added it to the top of my Netflix queue. I love Blanchett. From Ripley to Aviator to Elizabeth. She always astounds me. She and Dench.
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    Mar 15, 2014 5:28 PM GMT
    HATE THAT ENDING!
    It's really sad how it ended, felt really sorry for Jasmine. Cate Blanchett was just amazing! So fluent and lucid as if she were living that life.
    She had that Oscar coming..
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    Mar 15, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    RehanRoy saidHATE THAT ENDING!
    It's really sad how it ended, felt really sorry for Jasmine. Cate Blanchett was just amazing! So fluent and lucid as if she were living that life.
    She had that Oscar coming..


    The ending was brilliant ! I was so happy that it didn't have a cookie cutter upbeat Hollywood ending.
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    Mar 15, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    ^^ I always love Cate Blanchett, she was great in that movie. They filmed it in San Francisco/Mission district. I like it, the ending was kinda sad but very realistic and tragic. Anyway, I'm happy she won the Oscars for best actress. The other film I really liked her in was *Little Fish*, she played a hooker living in Vietnamese town in Sydney, Australia involved with a drug trafficker Dustin Nguyen. Great movie too. icon_biggrin.gif