Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.390PM, SBS ★★★★

A ca­reer-best per­for­mance by Cate Blanchett is the most ob­vi­ous rea­son to get in­volved here. But there is so much more to savour, in­clud­ing the op­por­tu­nity to wit­ness writer-di­rec­tor Woody Allen re­cap­ture the great­ness many thought was long gone. Blanchett plays a for­mer so­cialite who has fallen on hard times af­ter her hus­band (Alec Bald­win) is ex­posed as a swindler. Like all of the finest Woody Allen films, Blue Jas­mine is at once funny, sad, bright-eyed, dark­hearted and in­cred­i­bly as­tute about hu­man na­ture.

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