Is 'Blue Jasmine', Woody Allen's latest, a Boomer Movie?
I haven't seen the movie (it's not yet out in Europe - it's supposed to come to Italy in December) so I can't tell whether it's a movie that will particularly appeal to baby boomers or not, but it's definitely NOT Young Adult - we're far away from 'Hunger Games'!
The trailer suggests we are witnessing the breakdown of a mature woman (Cate Blanchett), a "fallen New York socialite" who's lost all her money along with her husband who's "a philanderer and a financial huckster", as Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times put it (see his interesting article here and it's graced by a great cartoon from Thomas Fluharty). She flees New York and stays with her married sister in San Francisco whose husband doesn't look like he appreciates the unexpected house guest...
What do you think? Is this another Boomer movie destined for great success even though it features a woman who's clearly no longer under 30, the kind Hollywood is supposed to prefer. But does Hollywood really still like only young nymphets?