Posted by admin on February 3, 2014 in Movie Reviews
Blue Jasmine tells the story of a Tall White’s time travelling migraine trips through her sulphur-hued Hell on Earth. Set in San Francisco and New York in the 77th year of Director Woody Allen’s life, the golden gate’s soul journey looms large in the film. Will Allen pass through? Will we?
“You’re making a case.” Jasmine’s husband Hal Francis tells her. “I don’t like that.” And for good reason. The truth will set him free? Au contraire, au pair! Jasmine’s got the goods and she’s not afraid to use them. Her decision in a fit of rage to turn him in changes their lives forever.
Late in the film Jasmine learns her estranged stepson works across the bay at a music store marked simply 15. When she asks Danny
Boy “how could he abandon her when she needed him the most?” he tells her he never wants to see her again. The pipes are calling,
much? Allen’s estranged son graduated at 15 his bio states.
Allen casts Sally Hawkins as the first of two Gingers to describe his life among the Tall Whites. Jasmine buys her the Fendi yellow bag Ginger holds aloft palms up lion king-like and tells her to get rid of the bag she is carrying. A stammering, befreckled Louis C.K., who Ginger describes as smooth, is the second ginger of the story. Perhaps Jasmine has a point that Ginger settles too low.
Damascus is the city of Jasmine. The flag of the United Nations is blue although the exact shade has never been officially specified.Decisions made in haste have consequences Jasmine’s story tells us. Some are intended. Some are not.