Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen comedy/drama starring Cate Blanchett (who won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Best Actress Oscar for the role) as a fashionable New York socialite and housewife in the midst of an acute crisis after she loses her husband and fortune. Also stars Alec Baldwin, comedians Andrew Dice Clay and Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard and Sally Hawkins.

Jasmine (Blanchett) has it all, thanks to her marriage to multimillionaire Hal (Baldwin). But trouble within their relationship leads to financial disaster when Hal is revealed as a crook and soon Jasmine finds herself not only broke but isolated from her family - who she treated with disdain from her lofty New York pedestal. Moving into the unassuming San Francisco apartment of her sister Ginger (Hawkins), whose lottery winnings shared with ex-husband Augie (Clay) were lost by Hal, Jasmine attempts to rebuild her life.

Best Actress for Cate Blanchett at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs 2014.
2013Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language98 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Woody Allen ('Annie Hall', 'Manhattan', 'Hannah and Her Sisters', 'Husbands and Wives', 'Match Point', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'Midnight in Paris')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Cate BlanchettAlec BaldwinPeter SarsgaardAlden EhrenreichMichael StuhlbargLouis C.K.Sally HawkinsAndrew Dice ClayBobby Cannavale

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Blue Jasmine / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

“I fell in love with the name Jasmine,” declares Alec Baldwin’s Hal at a glittery Park Avenue dinner party. Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), whose real name is actually Jeanette, is the ultimate wisteria girl, a beautiful social climber who has fashioned herself into a diamond-dripping society wife. Her name isn’t the only fabrication. Hal’s fortune is built on lies and crumbles Bernie Madoff-style into ruin, leaving Hal in jail and Jasmine in hell, seeking shelter in San Francisco with her grocery-packer adopted sister (Sally Hawkins).

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Variety

Variety

Cate Blanchett plays a neurotic Woody Allen heroine for the ages in this serious-minded but ruefully funny work.

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Total Film

Total Film

The one-liners are in evidence but this is more abrasive than you might expect.

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s real Streetcar Named Desire territory as the fights pile up, and if you think that doesn’t sound entertaining, know that it is, in a hypnotically catastrophic way.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This lost, lonely woman [is] brilliantly brought to quivering life by Ms. Blanchett... Allen's movie, his most sustained, satisfying and resonant film since Match Point.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

For all the memorable dialogue and elegant camerawork (courtesy of Javier Aguirresarobe), it’s Blanchett’s movie, and her performance tells yet another story, that of a woman losing control.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although marred by a couple of too-convenient plot contrivances, this often humorous drama lands firmly in the plus column among the Woodman's recent works.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Astute, humane and shot through with keen observations on the state of the world.

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