Monthly movie at DoY - Blue Jasmine

Please don't hate me, I have to change the date!  I'll be up in Oxford (for a reunion) the last Sun in Sept.  But I think it is fortuitous as I really want to see Blue Jasmine and it might not be playing that long.  So hopefully you can all still join for Woody Allen's latest!  Since it is the earlier show as well, should leave time for a drink and a natter afterward!!

DoY review:

After his recent European excursions, the ever-prolific Woody Allen returns home with arguably a companion piece to such irony-tinged dramas as ALICE and HUSBANDS AND WIVES. Cate Blanchett shines as the eponymous Jasmine, whose glitzy New York life abruptly ends with her husband’s (Baldwin) suicide following the collapse of his financial empire.

Forced to move in with Ginger, her cheerfully working-class sister (Hawkins, MADE IN DAGENHAM), Jasmine rues the loss of her past life and grapples to find a solution to her economic woes, if not a way to recover her grandeur, preferably via marriage.

Self-obsessed and dismissive of Ginger and her immediate family, Jasmine somehow elicits our understanding and even sympathy. Much of the film’s power flows from Blanchett’s rivetingly nuanced performance, which is equally underpinned by one of Allen’s classic ensembles.



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  • Christian

    Cate Blanchett - O.S.C.A.R. - period.

    September 24, 2013

  • colin p.

    Thanks for not giving away the ending folks, sounds great. As of last night the DofY's web site didn't have next week's programme and so I was unable to post another Meet Up. I know the film is coming back next Friday. Monday would be the first evening I could see it and that is the cheap night but I wouldn't be able to get there in time for an early showing. I could go any time on Tuesday evening. Some of you have my mobile number and/or personal email I think and, if not, message me one-to-one on this site if you want to arrange anything. I'll probably post it up for Tuesday 1st. October in the absence of any requests to do anything else.

    Happy film watching everyone,

    Colin

    September 23, 2013

    • Chris D.

      According to the DoY peeps on the FB page Colin, it's going to be showing at both venues, so you could get the cheap tickets at Komedia on the Tues!

      September 23, 2013

  • Jackie

    Cate Blanchett is truly magnificent. I loved her ongoing internal battle to keep moving forward, reinventing herself vs the shameful past rearing up and the pills, those pills to push it all away. A great film!!

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Chris D.

    This is Woody Allen going back to being Woody Allen - at last! Immensely absorbing and bittersweet with an incredible (Oscar-worthy) performance from Cate Blanchet. Definitely worth another posting for all those who didn't manage to get tickets for this outing. Good to see everyone for pre and post drinks - another great meet-up!

    September 22, 2013

  • Stella K.

    Great incisive film , woody at his best. And about 12 of us had a drink afterwards at circus circus. Welcome to Nicky and Kerena on their first outing with us. You should definitely post it again Mariah.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Lizzie

    Hi all, sorry I wasn't able to join you this evening: I'd left it too late to get a ticket :( Hope you enjoy the film. See you next time!

    September 22, 2013

  • Linda G.

    If I've read it right Blue Jasmine is on at Komedia tonight at 9.00. Anyone interested ?

    September 22, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Or letme know if you still intend going to the Cow for a meal?

    September 22, 2013

  • Bill B.

    I was going to come along but did not pre-Book. Oh well, see you all next time...

    September 22, 2013

  • Sonia C.

    I was looking forward to my first metup but looks like it isn't going to be this time as I don't have a ticket. Enjoy the movie.

    September 22, 2013

  • Stella K.

    My friend Annie would love it if still free?

    September 22, 2013

    • Annie P.

      [masked] and bank details too please so I can reimburse you. thanks so much

      September 22, 2013

    • Sue

      Great - glad it's gone to a good home :) Let me know you got it ok! Thanks

      September 22, 2013

  • Annie P.

    That is really sweet of you Mariah, thank you!!
    Will email Sue now and hope one day to meet you in person at DOH.
    Annie

    September 22, 2013

  • Sue

    I was hoping to come but now can't and have online ticket I can email someone if you want it...?!

    September 22, 2013

    • Annie P.

      Thanks Sue looks like I will be taking the ticket. [masked] or [masked] so I can arrange a bank transfer for the money and you can give me the ticket no that I need. Thanks again, Annie

      September 22, 2013

  • Valerie

    Blast ! Didn't book either ... see you next time :)

    September 22, 2013

  • kerry t.

    I don't have a ticket either so will have to try to come to another event

    September 22, 2013

  • Annie P.

    Would love to go, but feel that Mariah should have it if she still wants it.

    September 22, 2013

    • Mariah H.

      No please take it, without you none of us would know it was sold out. But thank you. I look forward to hearing your reviews and then I'll try to find another date to go!

      September 22, 2013

  • Linda G.

    I also didn't book! Aghhh! Any more tickets out there?

    September 22, 2013

  • Mariah H.

    Bummer, I hadn't booked either!!!! Can anyone who has a ticket volunteer to be event host for tonight? Sure there are people still going. Thx!!

    September 22, 2013

    • Stella K.

      I can host the circus circus side Mariah but can't make the supper afterwards I'm afraid.

      September 22, 2013

  • Colin D.

    Oops read the comments too late and it's all booked up. Will be better prepared next time. Hope to see you all soon

    September 22, 2013

  • colin p.

    Doh! Just answered someones post about booking and decided to do it myself and they are sold out! I don't have a ticket, so like Annie I'm afraid I'll have to see it later. Maybe I'll arrange another Meet Up but it won't be next weekend as I'm in Manchester. Hope you enjoy it, don't put too many spoilers in your reviews. I also want to hear how the half price burgers go.

    All the best,

    Colin

    September 22, 2013

  • Annie P.

    Does anyone have a spare ticket for tonight...looked online too late and all sold out :-( Anyone unable to go at last minute, will happily buy your ticket. thanks, Annie

    September 22, 2013

  • NickyB

    Hi, my first meetup/DoY visit and seen the post about meeting in CircusCircus. Should I book my ticket before or when we get there? Thx!

    September 22, 2013

    • colin p.

      Either but doing it before guarantees you get in. Most of us are members so you can book online for free.

      September 22, 2013

  • Colin D.

    Hi this isn't first meetup meet. So where does everyone meet and what time?

    September 22, 2013

    • colin p.

      6.00 in the Circus Circus opposite Colin, look forward to meeting you there. We shouldn't have any trouble remembering each other's name!

      September 22, 2013

  • Mariah H.

    Meal afterward sounds fun! Please post suggestions here (I'm open to any options, not just the usual curry, though I do love it). ;-)

    September 19, 2013

    • Bill B.

      Then let's all moo...

      1 · September 21, 2013

    • NickyB

      Ooo I popped in there last night for a drink and someone was raving about the food - new chef apparently! My first meetup so look forward to meeting you all!

      September 22, 2013

  • Linda G.

    Looking forward to film, meal and catching up. Feel as if I haven't been to the cinema for AGES.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Dell K.

    I have never been tothis meetup before.Do you all meet in the foyer of the DoY cinema at 6pm? Cheers, Derek

    September 21, 2013

    • Chris D.

      I think we're probably meeting in the Circus Circus bar across the road at 6pm Dell as there's more room there!

      September 21, 2013

  • Ruben

    I can't make it this Sunday. Have a good time!

    September 19, 2013

  • Dani

    Further to Bill's comment below, I'd be up for a meal afterwards if anyone fancies......?

    September 19, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Are we going for a meal afterwards? Say yes...

    September 14, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi - just looking at DoY site and can only see a showing at 21:00 not 18:00 - is that right?

    September 12, 2013

    • Mariah H.

      It's on at main DoY not Komedia... Starts at 6:30

      September 12, 2013

    • Sue

      Ahhh..of course it is. Looking forward to it. Thanks

      September 13, 2013

  • colin p.

    Loved Midnight in Paris so looking forward to this. Liked the trailer last night too. Shouldn't be anyone being tortured or having ridiculous kung-fu fights either, unlike the last thing you dragged me to.

    September 13, 2013

  • Stella K.

    Perfect Mariah as I couldn't be there on the 29th anyway, so it's a win win situation :)

    September 12, 2013

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