Cate Blanchett Is Ready To Unravel In First Trailer For Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-06-07 12:21:17discussion comments
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As is common with films written and directed by Woody Allen, we have heard practically nothing about Blue Jasmine as it has gone through production and been prepared for theatrical release. All this time the only description we've gotten about the plot is that it follows "the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife" (played by Cate Blanchett). Today the first trailer for the movie has finally arrived online, and, truthfully, that previously released description looks to be pretty damn accurate.

Allen has a long career of bringing together terrific casts, but he has really outdone himself here. As you can see in the trailer above, which comes to us from Yahoo!, the stacked cast includes not just Blanchett, but also Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, and Andrew Dice Clay (Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg are also in the movie, just not in the above preview). A great group of actors isn't always an indicator of quality (just look at Allen's last movie, To Rome With Love), but hopefully it's a good sign.

Both written and directed by Allen, the new film centers on Jasmine (Blanchett), a woman who has become used to the finer things in life thanks to her wealthy husband (Alec Baldwin). But when everything falls apart and Jasmine begins to have a nervous breakdown, she moves out to San Francisco where she can stay with her sister Ginger (Hawkins). Unfortunately, a sense of entitlement and mental problems aren't a great mix, as the titular character suddenly finds herself at odds with everybody in her life.

Blue Jasmine will be in theaters on July 26th.
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