Friday, September 27, 2013
I really liked this movie. The ending left those that I watched it with feeling unsatisfied, but I think the ending of all things was most satisfactory for me. It was different and didn't leave you with an uplifting arch but a haze of probability. I felt the narrative did a great job of conveying the main character's state of mind and engaging the viewer emotionally.
I only did enough reading on the film to know it was a Woody Allen film. It was satisfying to realize halfway through that it was a re-imagining of A Streetcar Named Desire. It is so different, however, this knowledge going in couldn't ruin it. You're probably going to love it or hate it--and those are usually the best films because they inspire a passionate debate.
I highly recommend Blue Jasmine.
Watch it and then track down a copy of A Streetcar Named Desire.