“BLUE JASMINE” IS NOT SERIOUS – IT’S ACTUALLY LOADS OF FUN
Don’t hesitate to see Woody Allen’s new movie “Blue Jasmine.” Although the story of Wall Street greed can be viewed as tragic- the characters are hilarious – and that includes Cate Blanchett. Nobody writes upper class egocentric New York characters better than Woody. He knows all their idiosyncrasies. And when they are forced to associate with “ordinary people” the results are laugh out loud hilarious. The funny thing is all the rich people in Woody’s movie have upper east side accents and the poor people have Brooklyn accents. Even though they live in San Francisco! Cate Blanchett is a fish out of water when she moves in with her less aspiring sister. Many amusing situations result, but the message that disaster CAN be survived keeps the story upbeat. And very entertaining.