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Blue Jasmine (2013)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 August 2013 (USA)
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A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...

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Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine's narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone's lives, especially her own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$612,064 (USA) (26 July 2013)

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$33,404,871 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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Louis C.K. originally auditioned for the part played by Andrew Dice Clay. Woody Allen felt that C.K. was too nice to play the role and offered him another part. See more »

Goofs

During the argument in the car between Jasmine and Dwight, the twist at the shoulder of Jasmine's seat belt changes orientation several times. See more »

Quotes

Ginger: You think Al is a step up from Chili?
Jasmine: Anybody is a step up from Chili.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 March 2014 (2014) See more »

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Blue Moon
Composed by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
Performed by Conal Fowkes
Courtesy of Gravier Productions, Inc.
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Hurricane Cate.....
27 February 2014 | by (Uk.) – See all my reviews

Loved the script, loved the cast, loved all the performances, but dear God, Cate Blanchett was so incredible I couldn't catch a breath. What a performance! So many emotions at the same time, so multi-layered, subtle and yet unbearable.... She takes a character one normally wouldn't really care about where she ends up to someone, who despite her tragic and repeated mistakes and the fact that she made her own bed, you send up caring about, you end up understanding her.

Blanchett took a huge risk with that emotionally exposing role and proved herself to be master and commander. If any other actress had played that role, it wouldn't even be half as good. Her theatrical background and experience is all concentrated in in Jasmine. Heart-wrenching, powerful and utterly vulnerable at the same time, cruel but simultaneously caring in her very own way...

It's the performance of the decade for me and one of the best of all times, a true masterclass.

And as Letterman told Blanchett when she was a guest at his show (not really a fan of his but what he said was totally true), even if he had directed the film instead of Allen, the result would still have been a masterpiece because of Cate.


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