What’s it about?
A New York socialite (Cate Blanchett), deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love…
What did we think?
Blue Jasmine is proof that you can appreciate a movie while simultaneously disliking it. There are very strong performances (despite being mostly unlikeable characters) and the plot is good on paper but it simply doesn’t translate to the screen. There’s very little to relate to and even the ‘twist’ (note air quotes) is predictable and robs you of what little character sympathy you have left at the end of this torturous film.
Abrupt endings normally annoy me but this one simply came as a relief.