First of all I have never seen a Woody Allen movie so I didn’t know what to expect or if there was even anything to expect at all. I will tell you this, if you come in to the theaters thinking Blue Jasmine is a movie about someone’s life you’ll be greatly disappointed because it isn’t. You probably won’t really get it and you won’t really care for it at all, because it isn’t a movie about someone’s life, it’s someone’s life that just happens to be a movie. The movie is life. The main character isn’t bad but she isn’t entirely good either. She’s broken and Cate Blanchette does a wonderful and poignant portrayal of this. Even when she’s not drunk or have her face and clothes a little messy you can still see the pain in her eyes. The hurt and desperation in her wild eyes. The feeling that she’s going to unravel all over again. She tries to act fine with a flimsy air of arrogance but she’s really like a wounded animal not knowing what to do. She relives past times when things were better for her and lies about things to fit how she wants them to be. These are her coping mechanisms. Like most movies that start off with a broken character they try to rebuild themselves but that’s where the similarities end. The movie doesn’t really have a plot because most lifes don’t and sometimes there isn’t any character development and if there is sometimes they digress back. There also isn’t any real climax in life and that’s how this film is. It’s real. There isn’t really any fluff. Sometimes things don’t get better and sometimes when you think you are progressing something happens and you have to start all over again. You just never really see actual real life in movies because there is always some dramatization and the storyteller feels like there always has to be something important happening but we all know in life that isn’t always the case. Not everything works out no matter how much you hope it will.
Just turned twenty today. I really don’t know how to feel. My teen years are gone. Should I be having some mid-mid life crisis? I feel like I haven’t accomplished much. Like I am in some plateau. Though I did have fun today. Had some menudo my mom made then some pizza and a snickers mocha from Starbucks. I also went to see Turbo. I’m just a sucker for the dreamers. The underdogs(snails?) I guess because I relate in a way. I just like how the misfits find acceptance by just being themselves. Even if it isn’t from the “popular” people or snails in this case.