Synopsis: A life crisis causes a woman to head to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her sister.
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Thoughts: You’ve got to hand it Woody Allen. Arguably the most prolific filmmaker working today, Woody has managed to write and direct one film each year for the last several decades and it’s a credit to his eye and ear that he continues to create interesting pieces. That’s not to say his annual deliveries are all gems because the large majority of them I find to be harmless but exceedingly slight baubles. Nevertheless, every now and then he knocks it out of the park. After winning an Oscar for Midnight in Paris two years ago he stumbled with the miscast and ho-hum From Rome with Love. This year he’s back in the US for Blue Jasmine and if the trailer is any indication audiences are in for a nice change of pace. Cate Blanchett looks award-worthy as does Sally Hawkins as her put-upon sister. Don’t judge a Woody Allen movie by its trailer though because if history is any indication there’s more to this set-up than meets the eye.