Tomas wrote:Blue Jasmine: very good movie, but don't expect any lighthearted easy-going flick like, say, Midnight in Paris (despite the fact that Louis CK and Andrew Dice Clay get top billing). It's actually far more a psychological drama than a comedy. The closest comparison I could make: I'd say it's the modern "Streetcar Named Desire" meets the Bernie Madoff scandal.
There are some laughs at the beginning, but as you actually learn about the story, the movie gets quite heavy at times. I'd say it's a film that will be appreciated the most by the older crowd - the theater was sold out, and I think the median age looked like 45-50.
Cate Blanchett is outstanding. Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale are strong in the main supporting roles. Dice is actually very good. Louis CK, despite top billing, has only a small side-role.
Definitely worth recommending, if you are up for a quality 'thinking' movie. I would not recommend it as a romantic date movie (unlike, say, Midnight in Paris).
Good summary -- pretty much spot on. Overall I thought it was a decent movie carried by a mezmerizing performance from Cate Blanchett.