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Blue Jasmine

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How could such a simple plot unravel to become so complicated and nuanced?  Woody Allen is at the top of his craft with this dense, moody film.  The topics of the film-denial, facade, and narcissism are excruciatingly timely and executed to perfection.  Blanchette is spot-on as a social climbing Manhattanite with a nervous disorder, and her inauspicios fall from wealth and position somehow never feels gratifying.  This is no back-to-night-school feel-good romantic comedy with scooters; this is a bitter satire which holds a mirror up to our toxic obsession with appearances, and our collective craving to ignore the consequences of our privileged lifestyle.
All Movies: 8/10

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This entry was posted on September 9, 2013 by in 2013 Movies and tagged , , , , , , , .
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