Last week Jenn and I saw Woody Allen's latest movie Magic in the Moonlight. It was a good movie but didn't measure up to some our favorites (Match Point, Scoop, Midnight in Paris, and To Rome with Love) but was still an enjoyable watch. I then realized we never saw the critically acclaimed Blue Jasmine and immediately rectified that by picking it up on Redbox.
From the trailers it seemed like Blue Jasmine was going to be a much darker movie then many of our favorites. Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett who moves from New York to San Francisco after her husband is sent to prison for fraud. She has now gone from wealth to nothing and is in complete denial as she stays with her sister and tries to rediscover herself.
It's a really interesting and well acted movie. I can 100% see why Cate Blanchett won best actress honors for it. It's quite the performance and at time was a little too believable. I ended up loving this movie. It was a really interesting look at the world. Woody Allen might be one of the best at giving some global perspectives whether it be about death or in this movie the pursuit of money and falling from grace. Blue Jasmine isn't a movie I plan on watching again but I thought it was up there as one of the best movies I've seen in the last couple of years.
I like the social commentary but more then anything I love that the movie leaves you with more questions then answers. A great movie and one that I'm so glad we finally saw.