Blue Jasmine

  • September 15, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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Only RSVP if you are genuinely interested in attending. No shows and late drop outs will be recorded.

Date: Sunday 15 September 2013

Time: Meet by 9.50am for the 10.00am session. Look out for my Meet Up badge on a table opposite the ticket booth. I know it's early but look at my lunch venue ideas below!

A note to our new members: We buy our tickets individually at the desk (or online if you wish). We're in Cinema 1 (but this may change) and there is no reserve seating. Given the timing I say we'll have the cinema entirely to ourselves. For members who attended "Jobs", remember your complimentary ticket if you haven't use it already.

Post Film Discussion: I've booked a table for us at Beer Deluxe at Federation Square. It's reasonably priced, and offers vegetarian and gluten free options - see menu at http://www.beerdeluxe.com.au/fed-square/menus

Could you please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come. Last minute drop outs on Saturday night and Sunday morning, and not showing up is not very nice, so please be considerate (I keep a list of offenders!). 

You are most welcome to join us for the film only, but please let me know.

Review: At the Movies Margaret (3/5), David (4.5/5); Rotten Tomatoes (7.9/10)

Duration: 98 mins

Rating: M (Mature themes and coarse language)

Synopsis: "After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

Throughout his career, Woody Allen has created many indelible female characters portrayed by some of the world's greatest actresses. Certain to take her place in this gallery of multifaceted, complex, and richly observed women is Jasmine, the troubled heroine of Allen's new film BLUE JASMINE, portrayed by the extraordinary Cate Blanchett. She stars alongside an incredible supporting cast including Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K. and Michael Stuhlbarg, in this emotionally powerful drama that is wise, tender and funny in equal measure".

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  • Clare C.

    Well, what a roller coaster of a story that was never going to end well. Full of moral and cautionary tales of self-delusion, manipulation, and the consequencies telling porkie pies! All the characters were totally believable and the neurotic Jasmine gets an extra gong for managing a classy capsule wardrobe in such harrowing times......
    I really enjoyed the lunch and chatting afterwards. Great to be normal eh?!!

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Tess

    I found myself kind of tense throughout, there didn't seem to be one redeeming feature of our Jasmine. She reminded me of Lady Macbeth in her eventual breakdown and of course Blanche Dubois. Oh but how she played us, I think she was duplicitous all the way through, or was she? Wasn't Cate mesmerising? Hope to catch up with you all soon. Cheers Tess

    5 · September 16, 2013

  • Terence S.

    I was surprised how much I enjoyed the film.... I thought all the characters were well portrayed ... and the story moved along at a pace that allowed one to 'get the individual' and happily never bogged down.
    I especially liked the last scene of the troubled and 'in trouble woman'.... Overnight, I wondered about the people I have seen in real life doing just what she was doing... and even though Human Behaviour is my professional specialty... I usually don't interfere / approach ... Hmmmm !!!!
    At the end of the day and enjoyable film that has made me question myself.... I had hoped for the former and had not expected the latter.
    Cheers everyone, thanks for your friendly welcome to us newcomers.

    3 · September 16, 2013

  • Karen

    What a bunch of hopelessly flawed characters - I really enjoyed getting to know them all! Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Jasmine was superb, I felt sorry for her, undeservedly I suppose. I felt she had deviated so far away from what should be important in life, like having true friends, being with and caring for family and being accomplished in her own right rather than being a status conscious, Chanel wearing, Hermes carrying, Vodka drinking, Xanax popping, pretentious woman so removed from reality. Ginger, Chili, the sleezy Dentist and the Senator wannabe - Woody Allen creates such wonderfully delicious characters! Thank you all for making it to a 10am Sunday session, 100% turnout, I'm really impressed! Denis and Julie - hope you feel better soon! Thank you Darren for speaking to the cinema manager to get the builders to stop hammering. Hope to see you all next time :)

    7 · September 15, 2013

    • Deb

      Wow, Darren has to get the chivalry award, 2 weeks in a row!!!

      4 · September 15, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    Hey everyone sorry if i wasnt as socaly involved or out of turn today. I was emontionally connected and involved with this film not to mention my best friends mum is dying of cancer and i was unstable emotionally. Best to my ablity this film was very well made, i was surprised that i gave this a 4/5 as i was going to give this a 2/5 straight out. I do have a few movies out there if anyone is intreasted. Ill be bring my 1st book next time but its not a full book just a few chapters :). I look foward to the great company and see you next time :D.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Deb

    Really enjoyed this one, Cate made it even more enjoyable! Definitely Oscar material there.

    3 · September 15, 2013

  • Denis M.

    A moral tale about lies and the impact they have on us and others. No matter the intended positive outcome. A good modern tale on greed. An amazing performance from Cate Blanchette, as a self-obsessed , social climber, reeking in self pity but somehow she still managed to get me to care for Jasmine. Sorry i could't join you all for lunch, I had to get home.

    4 · September 15, 2013

  • Margaret

    I'd love to see this with you all tomorrow but am working :( it would be so fun to meet others for an early morning Sunday viewing. grrrr

    September 14, 2013

  • Karen

    Hello All

    It’s Friday nag time! Please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come. The group shouldn't have to wait for you so please be considerate. No shows AND late drop outs will be recorded.

    Since we have a larger group this week, I’m afraid my original QV suggestions are no longer options as we won’t be able to all fit on one table (we are a group so I like us all sitting together). I’ve booked us a long table at our old haunt Beer Deluxe at Federation Square. It is reasonably priced and offers vegetarian and gluten free options. Check out the menu at http://www.beerdeluxe.com.au/fe...­. Their burgers are huge – just check out Tess’s profile picture of “The Bomb”! We order individually at the bar so we don’t need to worry about the combined bill at the end of the meal.

    See you Sunday!

    1 · September 13, 2013

    • Clare C.

      That sounds great - many thanks Karen for looking after us. X

      3 · September 13, 2013

  • Elena

    Hi, all! I'd love to join in for both the movie and lunch (not fussed about lunch venue). The movie sounds interesting - even the trailer is enticing. I've finally made it to my first meetup for this group :)

    September 10, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Elena, welcome to the MFC! Looking forward to meeting you, bright and early on Sunday :)

      September 11, 2013

    • Elena

      Thanks, Karen! Likewise, looking forward to Sunday :)

      September 12, 2013

  • Laura

    Would have loved to join as it's been a while but already have a meetup that day.. Will look out for next one. How about the British film festival? :)

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Karen

      As I'm a stickler for detail, out of the 46 meetups I've hosted over the past 13 months, 39% have been foreign language films :)

      1 · September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I dont mean to affend anyone, its fine and your doing a great job Karen :). Most my fav movies are foreign so its all good :)

      September 12, 2013

  • Tess

    I'm going to have to pass for lunch, Karen. The event I was heading to has been moved to an earlier time. See you Sunday for the movie. Cheers Tess

    September 11, 2013

  • Simon

    I'm all for PappaRich again or something similar. If it is Mexican I will pass due to food allergies.

    September 10, 2013

    • Karen

      No worries Simon, we've had a few members expressing the same issue so we may need to look at another venue if we have more than 10 people (which is the largest table at PappaRich) and I don't wish to exclude anyone due to dietary requirements. We'll see how we go with numbers - will confirm details on Friday.

      September 10, 2013

  • Tess

    As I said last week, I have to be somewhere else by 2pm so I'll just eat and run (that sounds so very wrong...) My preference would be for mexican too, thanks Karen. Cheers Tess

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Karen

      Eat and run haha! No worries Tess, post film venting is good for the soul.

      September 10, 2013

  • Terence S.

    Hello, Lyn and I will both attend. We have wanted to come on previous occasions, but it is quite a long drive from where we live in Gippsland, . so this will be our first 'Meet-Up'. We're looking forward to the event.
    bye Terry

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Terry, a big welcome to you and Lyn, and making the effort to come for an early start. You will be rewarded with good company and hopefully good food (looks like we're favouring Mexican). Looking forward to meeting you both.

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would suggest PappaRick because it has my fav dishes. But im up for anything if this may not be the place the others want to go. :)

    September 10, 2013

  • Deb F.

    Sorry if I've confused you. I'd love to come but realised I won't be able to get there for that time.
    Next time I hope!!
    Deb

    September 10, 2013

  • Denis M.

    looking forward to seeing the latest Woody Allen. As for lunch, preference is Mexican. Haven't had Mexican for a long time.
    see you sunday

    1 · September 10, 2013

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