Last weekend in my spare time I watched Woody Allen’s latest movie called Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett with a great secondary cast. It was mainly Cate’s brilliant performance in what has become my favourite Woody film. Not only is this a must-see movie for anyone wanting an intelligent and deep performance, but I also consider it to be one of the most brilliant movies of all time.
I am calling this movie the Woody and Cate movie because without Woody Allen’s script the movie wouldn’t exist, and Cate single highhandedly captivated the audience in understanding her character complex role. Her performance matches memorable roles such as Oprah Winfrey in the ” Color Purple ” or Meryl Streep in ” Sophie’s Choice “… However, I believe that it was easier to play Sofia ( Oprah Winfrey ) or Sophie ( Meryl Streep ) because of the dramatic events in the character development. Cate’s character Jasmine had to reveal her deep psychic turmoil and keep the audience interested. She knocked it out of the park.
Cate Blanchett”s performance was brilliant and it will be difficult to find a stronger contender for this year’s Oscar’s. Woody Allen is back bigger than the ’70s and ’80s and I can’t wait to see him pick up an Oscar for Blue Jasmine.
As I revise this article, written in 2013 about Woody Allen return I can not help but to cringe a little, now 7 yrs later knowing that Woody Allen has been charged for molesting Mia Farrow’s 7 yrs old son, Dylan Farrow.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/books/review-apropos-of-nothing-memoir-woody-allen.html ““I have no insights, no lofty thoughts, no understanding of most poems that do not begin, ‘Roses are red, violets are blue,’” he writes. “What I do have, however, is a pair of black-rimmed glasses, and I propose that it is these specs, combined with a flair for appropriating snippets from erudite sources too deep for me to grasp but which can be utilized in my work to give the deceptive impression of knowing more than I do that keeps this fairy tale afloat.” New York Times.
Farrow discovered Allen was sleeping with Soon-Yi after finding erotic Polaroids of her adopted daughter in Allen’s apartment… It sicken’s me to think that a Man with the ability and sensitivity to write great scripts and stories would be a sexual abuser. Wished his talents matched his integrity, it was a great movie but I may never watch it again because it would feel like supporting someone that I won’t support.