Homesex movieBlue Jasmine (2013) Movie Sex & Nudity

Blue Jasmine (2013) Movie Sex & Nudity

A married man kisses a woman passionately but briefly while they stand against a building on the sidewalk.
A man and a woman kiss twice on a beach house deck one morning and the camera cuts to a scene of them the next day; they each say that making love the previous night felt right.
At a party, a woman in a sleeveless, knee-length dress wears no bra and we see the shape of her nipples through the cloth of the bodice; other women at the party wear strapless long gowns that reveal cleavage.
In a shower scene, we see a woman’s bare shoulders and a small part of her upper chest (the rest of her body is hidden by a shower curtain).
A woman tells her sister that a new boyfriend “Has the hots for me”; the camera cuts to a beach where the first woman tells the man that slow-dancing with him got her all hot and bothered and that’s why she had sex on the first date; he says that he knew she’d be good in bed from the way she danced and he asks her to have sex in the back seat of the car for the second time that day (we see neither) and she asks, “Are you a sex addict?” to which he replies, “I am for you” as they run toward parked cars to end the scene.
A man and a woman dance in a hotel room and lie on the bed as the scene ends (sex is implied).



Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I first read Yishu’s novel my first half of life more than ten years ago. It tells the story of a beautiful woman who was divorced after marrying a doctor for more than ten years, then entered the workplace and struggled to learn to stand. The protagonists and heroines of the novel are called “juan Sheng” and “Zi Jun”, which use the name of the protagonist in Lu Xun’s most famous love novel “mourning the death” – Yi Shu is probably happy to guess what the love story between Juan Sheng and Zi Jun will look like in modern Hong Kong. The final ending of the novel is that Zijun is lucky to meet a knight in white and complete a gorgeous turn.

“Blue Jasmine” at first glance looks like Woody Allen’s version of “the first half of my life”. The beautiful and rich heroine encounters marriage and bankruptcy, receives vocational training, learns to be a small clerk, is molested by all kinds of unreliable men, meets Gao Fu Shuai, and sees a happy life… However, no, it’s not at all. In the world of popular novels, Yi Shu is sharp and cruel, but in front of Woody Allen, she is just as gentle as a dream – Woody Allen’s irony is silent and merciless, just as he made Kate Blanchett spend her makeup, wet her hair and tremble in the wind, He accurately depicted the whole picture of a woman falling from the peak among the upper class.

As the absolute protagonist of the whole film, Molly’s main character is, of course, the vanity and snobbery of a woman who has stepped into the upper class from an ordinary family (adopted children, or even less lucky). According to the information in the film, she met her rich and handsome husband when she was studying, and then dropped out of school to get married. From then on, she began a new chapter in her life, and began her uncontrollable arrogance and indifference. She and ginger are adopted sisters, but as a sister, even if she is not a sister, her affection for her sister is really limited. Before Molly went bankrupt, when she saw Kim and Jill visiting New York, she showed not surprise but shock. Woody used a small bridge section to make a sharp contrast between the two sisters. Molly repeatedly refused her sister’s dinner invitation with an embarrassed expression, but her sister simply said, “next week is your birthday. Anyway, let’s invite you to dinner.” Molly had to hypocritically put forward several restaurants before she secretly complained to her husband: “God, we have to invite them to my birthday party!” After her sister and her husband entrusted Hal to invest, Molly seemed to show a trace of family affection and asked Hal tenderly in the bathroom, “you’ll help them make money, won’t you?” But the next second she began to worry about yoga, Pilates, fund-raising luncheon… In Molly’s heart, these are more important than this working-class couple.

After bankruptcy, sitting in an open-air restaurant eating cheap clams, Molly can not forget to mention “Oh, how European here, we have been to the Mediterranean”; While facing the old man who was close to the dentist and nurse and only knew vodka, she still wanted to drink a martini with lemon. (the picture itself is a great irony!) Blue collar (working class), dentist (middle class), she is not interested. Only a foreign envoy who talks about fashion circles and European travel can get into her eyes. When she could mention New York and Park Street with that casual intimacy during the conversation, she looked forward to the brilliance of her old life, and the brilliance of her old life returned to her nearly collapsed body. This woman who changed her name from tacky “Janet” to foreign “Jasmine” early. She made herself an elegant and charming woman, not for the ordinary housewife’s life, but for the upper class society.

She is not a natural lady. Although the version she showed off to others was that she dropped out of school in order to get married, she also fooled around in school anyway. But later she also said that she was still an excellent student in school. This contradictory statement is not the unintentional confusion of the script. On the contrary, it is Woody Allen’s meticulous description: Molly is lying. The reason is very simple. She wants to pretend to be a woman with superior background and muddled around in school, and then inadvertently married a tall, rich and handsome woman. In fact, she was born in poverty and needs to take care of her children to earn pocket money. She must study hard in college to win the future. Her marriage to Hal completely changed her, or rather, the upper class changed her, tragically, and then abandoned her.

Unlike the American drama “bankrupt girl” with similar material selection, the film pays no attention to the flattery and coldness of the people around her before and after the fall. Woody focuses on Molly from beginning to end, because what really destroys her life is Molly’s obsession with the upper class society. She can leave her husband who committed a financial crime, but she pretends to be ignorant and enjoys the luxury life brought about by it; She could tell Deville the truth, but she didn’t. She made up a lie to get the identity of the ambassador’s wife. She is so nostalgic for the life of luxury houses decorated by global tourism. She is willing to “open one eye and close one eye” to maintain this illusion. She is willing to build a castle on the beach and try to get close to it. Her obsession with King Jill has always been simple and straightforward. “Sexy and reliable” is the best candidate, Jin Jieer actually went to bed with a sound engineer, and then he asked his elder sister if he was a little better by spraying too much French perfume. Vanity and desire, like tarsal maggots, ate jasmine’s life and grew on her sister’s balcony like vines. As a result, both sisters fell heavily on the concrete pavement of reality. Woody has no compassion here, but it is this “ruthlessness” that makes the film excellent satirical quality.

When it comes to this, we have to mention a lead. Although it is a small question mark, it runs through the whole film – does Molly know about her husband Hal’s scam? At the beginning of Molly’s move to jinjieer, her sister spoke for her: “Oh, she doesn’t understand finance at all.” Auggie said: “she and Hal have been married for so many years and engaged in real estate fraud and financial fraud together. She knows everything! She just turns a blind eye when she sees those diamonds and mink coats.” Here comes a memory immediately. Hal is making some small moves in the documents of the real estate company, while Molly said naively among her friends, “Oh, I never pay attention to Hal’s business, I’ve never just signed.” This paragraph is a echo of the dialogue between ginger and her husband. When answering her stepson’s question later, she said, “do you think if I knew, I would let him register the company and open a bank account in my name?” All this seemed to wash away her suspicion, but Woody Allen finally opened the paper ball. Her first reaction to being betrayed was to report her husband to the FBI. She did know it. The subtlety of the script lies in the multiple angles, multiple sides, constantly echoing each other, creating an illusion, until it suddenly reverses.

We thought Hal was a liar, but Molly was a better disguised liar. However, in this film, everyone is deceiving each other: Al deceives ginger, ginger deceives Qili, Hal deceives Molly, Molly deceives Deville… There are no innocent people, no pure people. In vanity, failure and deception, everyone is humble and ridiculous.

Contrary to the previous city love letters such as midnight Barcelona and midnight Paris and the romantic comedy of “everyone says I love you”, woody suddenly returned to the profound ironic line similar to the end of the game, and even his classic chatter gave way to calm observation. Although Molly talked for ten minutes at the beginning of the film and had Woody Allen’s signature neuroticism, it was no longer his intellectual allusions about art and history, but his neurotic muttering.

From the whole film, memory and reality are intertwined, but the editing level is neat; The lines are dense, and there are a lot of characters on the stage in a hurry, but the foreshadowing will never fail, echoing everywhere in the details; The whole film is full of scattered clues. There are few redundant pens. The old and spicy pen power is amazing. The film seems ordinary, but Woody Allen shows the deep skills of a realistic writer with a subtle and meticulous script, which can be regarded as his best work in recent years.

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