Blue Jasmine spoilers follow. Since I loved Midnight in Paris so much (really it warmed my heart), I was looking forward to watching Woody Allen’s latest offering Blue Jasmine. The story that Woody Allen depicts revolves around a post-Great Recession United States where a super-wealthy couple falls apart and loses their stolen wealth, comparing and contrasting Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) life in wealth and life in poverty. The film which is filled with fairly unlikeable characters shows how depressing our avoidance can be. Jasmine, in essence, avoids every negative aspect of her life until it literally implodes. The dysfunction that Blanchet expertly portrays is so troubling, I couldn’t have but remark to myself about how I think followers of Jesus might respond in similar circumstances.