Blue Jasmine

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Have you seen Blue Jasmine? Adam and I watched it on Sunday night and were both squirming on the couch in discomfort. In a good way. Cate Blanchett plays an intensely disturbed Manhattan socialite who has fallen from grace due to her husband’s fraudulent financial schemes. She moves into her sister’s apartment in San Francisco and tries desperately to repair her life, but instead spirals ever downward.

Cate Blanchett’s character has been described as a modern-day Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire. An accurate comparison, indeed. She is absolutely brilliant as Jasmine and her performance is so convincing one can’t help but experience a visceral response, hence the squirming and at times need to simply look away. Alec Baldwin is of course genius as the über-rich, Rico Suave bad guy, and the rest of the cast is dynamite as well.

 

Do you think you’ll see it? I just watched the trailer again and thought,”Dang! She is a mess!” Highly recommend : )

 

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