See an Unraveled Cate Blanchett in a New Clip From Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

After finding myself unsettlingly disappointed with Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love last summer, I thought it best to keep my anticipation for this next feature at bay. However, with his latest film Blue Jasmine—which premieres in just two weeks—it looks as though I may be able to dispel my fears and start counting down the seconds until I head to the cinema and get lost in the very particular world only Allen knows how to create.

And thanks to EW, we now have a first clip from the feature which highlights the film’s star Cate Blanchett in a desolate moment that makes you ache to see the film just for the brilliant perfomance she delivers (but let’s be real she could read the phone book and still be astoundingly brilliant). And as the story of a well-kept housewife who moves to San Francisco to live with her sister after her life gets turned inside out, the sprawling cast also includes Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis CK, Bobby Cannavale—to name a few. 
 
There’s no advantage to ageing. You don’t get wiser, you don’t get more mellow, you don’t see life in a more glowing way. You have to fight your body decaying, and you have less options," Allen said to the Guardian. Going on to say:
The only thing you can do is what you did when you were 20 – because you’re always walking with an abyss right under your feet; they can be hoisting a piano on Park Avenue and drop it on your head when you’re 20 – which is to distract yourself. Getting involved in a movie [occupies] all my anxiety: did I write a good scene for Cate Blanchett? If I wasn’t concentrated on that, I’d be thinking of larger issues. And those are unresolvable, and you’re checkmated whichever way you go.
So with the film’s premiere on July 26th, check out the first clip from the film HERE and start scheduling your nightly Woody Allen retrospective now.

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