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
84%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A brilliant, switchblade soap.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

5.0
0

How can this film get a five star rating? The only incredible thing about it is Cate Blanchett's performance. The rest is first world nonsense you won't remember five months down the track.

3.0
0

The movie is a waste of time. But all the performances are really good. There is all this talent — but the subject of neurotic Americans is of less than miner importance and long boring dialogs don’t help to raise interest.

2.0
0

In true Woody Allen style, this was amazing. Cate Blanchett was perfect, you couldn't help be wrapped up in her crazy world and I was excited to be along for the ride!

4.0
0

Woody Allen got it right with this movie.From the casting,script and with all the actors,it made it all so believable.The story flowed so well that it took me into the characters with never a dull moment.It was easy to get caught up in the range of personalities.They were all so very different.The skill in putting it all together was obvious and I could not...

5.0
0

Okay so I may be going it more or less alone here but this was not as great as the reviewers would have us believe. Sure Woody is a genius, Cate Blanchett is at the top of her game and the co-stars do a damn good job of this Streetcar rework, but having said that the whole thing is still a bit too hysterical and lacking in believability. Definitely worth a...

4.0
0

Ok, I admit it. I'm a sucker for Woody Allen movies. 'Play it Again Sam' and 'Sleeper' still have me laughing out loud. 'Manhattan' and 'Annie Hall' are wonderfully warm and witty RomComs. 'Crimes & Misdemeanors' and 'Zelig' great comedy dramas. Then there are his not so hot movies. The ones that make you appreciate Jasmine's words in Woody's latest:...

5.0
0

Cate Blanchett plays a New York socialite, that moves in with her sister in San Franciso. She has lost all her money, after she found out her husband was cheating the taxman. She is on pills like Xanax and drinks a lot. She has to deal with her sisters boyfriend, who is bruting and loud. Also she wants to go back to school and do fashion design. Her...

4.0
0

Six of us saw "Blue Jasmine" today - Woody Allen's latest film. This is not an easy watch and we were deeply divided with scores ranging from 1 to 4.5 (I was a 4). The story tracks the rather sad fall from grace and subsequent decline of a New York socialite who moves to San Francisco to live with her sister, having run out of assets and cash. She seems...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A brilliant, switchblade soap.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

5.0
0

How can this film get a five star rating? The only incredible thing about it is Cate Blanchett's performance. The rest is first world nonsense you won't remember five months down the track.

3.0
0

The movie is a waste of time. But all the performances are really good. There is all this talent — but the subject of neurotic Americans is of less than miner importance and long boring dialogs don’t help to raise interest.

2.0
0

In true Woody Allen style, this was amazing. Cate Blanchett was perfect, you couldn't help be wrapped up in her crazy world and I was excited to be along for the ride!

4.0
0

Woody Allen got it right with this movie.From the casting,script and with all the actors,it made it all so believable.The story flowed so well that it took me into the characters with never a dull moment.It was easy to get caught up in the range of personalities.They were all so very different.The skill in putting it all together was obvious and I could...

5.0
0

Okay so I may be going it more or less alone here but this was not as great as the reviewers would have us believe. Sure Woody is a genius, Cate Blanchett is at the top of her game and the co-stars do a damn good job of this Streetcar rework, but having said that the whole thing is still a bit too hysterical and lacking in believability. Definitely worth...

4.0
0

Ok, I admit it. I'm a sucker for Woody Allen movies. 'Play it Again Sam' and 'Sleeper' still have me laughing out loud. 'Manhattan' and 'Annie Hall' are wonderfully warm and witty RomComs. 'Crimes & Misdemeanors' and 'Zelig' great comedy dramas. Then there are his not so hot movies. The ones that make you appreciate Jasmine's words in Woody's latest:...

5.0
0

Cate Blanchett plays a New York socialite, that moves in with her sister in San Franciso. She has lost all her money, after she found out her husband was cheating the taxman. She is on pills like Xanax and drinks a lot. She has to deal with her sisters boyfriend, who is bruting and loud. Also she wants to go back to school and do fashion design. Her...

4.0
0

Six of us saw "Blue Jasmine" today - Woody Allen's latest film. This is not an easy watch and we were deeply divided with scores ranging from 1 to 4.5 (I was a 4). The story tracks the rather sad fall from grace and subsequent decline of a New York socialite who moves to San Francisco to live with her sister, having run out of assets and cash. She seems...

4.0
0