Blue Jasmine: Review

A Woody Allen movie often has a characteristic in common with his films, a neurotic character stumbling about after losing love, until they find the right person. Cate Blanchett takes the reigns as the title character Jasmine, in a change from her usual elegant roles.

Blue Jasmine

With her life coming to pieces around her, and she is no longer part of the rich social circles she has grown accustom to, Jasmine seeks help from her poorer sister. Moving in with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), meaning Sally’s boyfriend can not move in as planned, Jasmine begins her search for a replacement husband in a bid to regain her status and life in high society.

Taking a look at what money can and can’t buy, Blue Jasmine provides a large helping of laughs as the two sisters go about the twists in their love lives.

There are three main threads to the story, namely Jasmine’s love life, Ginger’s love life, and the events that both pull them together, and push them apart, while reflecting on those things that motivate everyone’s actions, whether they be material, love or just acceptance.

Blue Jasmine is a comedy that will prompt a fair amount of soul searching from viewers. It opens 20 December 2013 on SA screens.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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