Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg. 98 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Comedy.
Two adopted sisters living a world apart (both figuratively and geographically - if you consider New York to San Francisco a world distance) have a running streak of bad relationships with men. The story of the affluent sister (Cate Blanchett) is told in flashbacks, and even though the dialogue is as flawless as any Allen script, the structure makes the ending quite predictable; to the extent that the final half hour becomes slightly boring. Powerhouse performance by Blanchett (as Allen's usual lead neurotic character) makes her a sure bet for an Oscar nomination this year.