Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's latest film, was dark and yet simultaneously comical. I initially disliked the nonlinear narrative technique used by Allen to tell the story but as the plot unfolded I found myself drawn to the structure of the film and the brilliance of how the story is told, with some shocking twists along the way. Not Woody Allen's best but in the days of remakes and sequels this film displays originality and provokes thought. Cate Blanchett did a fantastic job at portraying a New York housewife who is in the midst of a life crisis. Maybe it's just my love for Woody Allen films in general, but I thoroughly enjoyed Blue Jasmine. 3 out of four stars.

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