Woody Allen fans will be glad that they don’t have to wait nearly a year until they can see Allen’s next fim Blue Jasmine is Released and this afternoon we have the film’s official UK trailer for Blue Jasmine and looks like the old magic is still there.
Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett as Jasmine a middle aged New York Socialite whose life is turned upside down thanks to the action of her husband (Alec Baldwin). With no money to live on Jasmine is forced to move to San Francisco to stay with her sister (Sally Hawkins) to attempt to get her life back together even if it means drying out her sisters drinks cabinet
When you start talking about Oscars when when talking about Woody Allen films you know the film has a sign of quality. With the film already out In the USA some of the reviews are saying Cate Blanchett has delivered her best performances in a long time possibly getting her a Oscar nomination and others are saying Blue Jasmine is up there with the likes of Annie Hall which will please Allen’s loyal fanbase. No matter what you think of Woody Allen he’s always going to bethat man loved by his peers loathed by his critics
Blue Jasmine will be out in UK on 27th September,the film co-stars Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay , Bobby Cannavale , Louis C.K and Peter Sarsgaard.
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she’s on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of Ginger’s boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another “loser” like Ginger’s ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her sister’s psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly intuits that Jasmine won’t feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts work as the receptionist in a dentist’s office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).
Feeling that her sister might be right about her poor taste in men, Ginger starts seeing Al (Louis C.K.), a sound engineer whom she considers as a step up from Chili. Jasmine sees a potential lifeline when she meets Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard), a diplomat who is quickly smitten with her beauty, sophistication and style.
Jasmine’s flaw is that she derives her worth from the way she’s perceived by others, while she herself is blind to what is going around her. Delicately portrayed by a regal Cate Blanchett, Jasmine earns our compassion because she is the unwitting instrument of her own downfall. Woody Allen’s new drama BLUE JASMINE is about the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don’t want to see.