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After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
Drama - While there are some comic moments, this is one of writer-director
Woody Allen's more dramatic films. This is a big showcase for lead
Cate Blanchett, with all other stars, including other recognizable
faces such as Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard, in supporting roles
of varying size. Language and adult subject matter make the film
inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: 2 F-words; 2 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief semi-nudity in a non-sexual context. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Pills and frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic lines and kid humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Good A good Woody Allen flick is a thing of joy these days and, at times, 'Blue Jasmine' is even a great one, close to being an equal to 2005's 'Match Point.' Let us hope he never stops trying.
NY PostFull Review Good Somewhat less than the sum of its parts, Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'' showcases a brilliant, Oscar-worthy performance by Cate Blanchett as sort of a WASP version of Ruth Madoff.
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After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal
(Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister
Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together
Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of
anti-depressants she's on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is
emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of
Ginger's boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another "loser" like Ginger's
ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her
sister's psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly
intuits that Jasmine won't feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts
work as the receptionist in a dentist's office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her
boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).
Feeling that her sister might be right about her poor taste in men, Ginger starts seeing Al (Louis
C.K.), a sound engineer whom she considers as a step up from Chili. Jasmine sees a potential
lifeline when she meets Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard), a diplomat who is quickly smitten with her
beauty, sophistication and style.
Jasmine's flaw is that she derives her worth from the way she's perceived by others, while she
herself is blind to what is going around her.