With less than two weeks to go until they release the new Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, Sony Pictures Classics has released a new clip featuring comedian Louis C.K. They also held a series of press screenings throughout the US (Boston, Philadelphia, etc) and we’ve rounded up more initial reactions as we wait for fuller reviews.
Vulture has the exclusive clip, featuring Louis CK (playing Al) and Sally Hawkins (Ginger) by Ocean Beach in San Francisco.
The clip doesn’t give away much. It’s insight into the film’s other story, the one about Hawkin’s journey.
The press reaction continues to be wildly positive, with the focus again being on Cate Blanchett, but there’s also praise for Andrew Dice Clay and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Loved LOVED Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE.
— Niles Schwartz (@nilesfiles) July 15, 2013
Blue Jasmine is incredible. Cate Blanchett for everything. And Andrew Dice Clay! Who knew?!
— Britt Hayes, Esq. (@MissBrittHayes) July 15, 2013
Blue Jasmine: like playing Twister with a bundle of raw nerves. Cate Blanchett is staggeringly good.
— Will Goss (@williambgoss) July 15, 2013
"Blue Jasmine" devastating masterpiece.
— Bud Elder (@Bude13) July 15, 2013
— KDR (@kdringg) July 15, 2013
No surprise: Cate Blanchett is terrific in "Blue Jasmine." Big surprise: so is Andrew Dice Clay.
— Chris Vognar (@chrisvognar) July 15, 2013
Blue Jasmine was amazing. Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins for all the awards. #cinema
— geor·gie mor·vis (@georgiemorvis) July 15, 2013
Cate Blanchett is riveting in BLUE JASMINE. Great supporting cast, as well. One of Woody Allen's darkest films in years.
— Matthew Odam (@odam) July 15, 2013
Most of the laffs in BLUE JASMINE come from the few dental office scenes w/Michael Stuhlberg, a horny, lecherous dentist. #ASeriousMan
— KDR (@kdringg) July 15, 2013
Blue Jasmine: Allen's darkest comedy since Husbands and Wives, ferocious turn by Blanchett who plays to the nosebleed seats. #BlueJasmine
— AwardsWatch (@awards_watch) July 15, 2013
Blue Jasmine is a top notch Woody Allen flick, complete with some of the best acting in a film of his in some time…
— Joey Magidson (@JoeyMagidson) July 16, 2013
Believe the hype. Cate Blanchett is on scorching-f'ing-fire in "Blue Jasmine." She's outstanding, wow.
— The Playlist (@ThePlaylist) July 16, 2013
Cate Blanchett's performance in Blue Jasmine is one of her best and it's also Woody Allen's most perceptive film in years.
— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) July 16, 2013
Please engrave the next best actress Oscar for Cate Blanchett. She is supernatural in "Blue Jasmine."
— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) July 16, 2013
Saw BLUE JASMINE today, but I don't think I'm supposed to say anything yet about how Cate Blanchett is a dead-cert Oscar nominee.
— Joe Leydon (@JoeLeydon) July 16, 2013
Cate Blanchett glows in the gilded hues of Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE and emerges an early front-runner for Oscar gold. @sonyclassics
— Star80 (@TypeATweet) July 16, 2013
Saw Blue Jasmine tonight. Cate Blanchett is amazing. That is all.
— Lance Carter (@DailyActor) July 16, 2013
Finally, those in Michigan who don’t want to travel to New York or LA to see ‘Blue Jasmine’ early can head over to the Traverse City Film Festival. It is screening as the opening night feature, on 30th July 2103 – it’s firts US screening proper outside of NY and LA.
More info at the Traverse Film Festival site
Less than two weeks to go!