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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen’s vision of the Bernie Madoff scandal.

OMG! Cate Blanchett should start clearing her mantle right now for an Oscar. She is astounding as the delusional widow of a Bernie Madoff-like cheat (Alec Baldwin) who moves in with her San Francisco sister (Sally Hawkins) to try to start a new life as a sudden member of the 99%.

While the story is far from funny, there are many laughs . Andrew Dice Clay , as the sister’s ex-hubby, is the most grounded person on a screen filled with flawed characters. While all the actors are impressive, including Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard and Bobby Cannavale, it’s Blanchett’s movie all the way. Now THIS is acting.

I won’t do a spoiler but there’s a hint of misogyny in the climax. Still, this is one of Woody Allen’s recent bests.

 

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