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
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Because Woody Allen doesn't get into motivation or background of a character when he's directing actors, Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins got together and invented the background for the sisters' relationship. So every scene when they talked about their past, although it's vague on the script and for the viewer, they both knew exactly what the sisters are talking about. See more »
When Ginger, Jasmine, Chilli and Eddie are at the clams restaurant, Eddie asks Jasmine what would she be if she had finished her education. She answers: "an anthropologist". Eddie ignorantly asks: Really, digging up fossils?" Jasmine replies mockingly: "That's an archeologist". She is wrong. The correct answer would be "That's a paleontologist", the right science that studies fossils. Jasmine shows that she as is "imperfect" and "ignorant" as those she belittles. See more »
He was a handsome guy with money.
He was a smooth talker and pampered her. What's she gonna say? No?
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Another excellent work from Allen, with a magnificent performance by Cate Blanchett
Just saw Woody Allen's latest film today in theaters and after all these years, he still hasn't lost his touch. Cate Blanchett completely steals the show here, being the most interesting character by far. What a powerful and emotional performance (the best I've seen from her)! There are several hilarious moments involving her, but you will also feel the state of depression she's in, even damaging her mental health. In addition, I really enjoyed the way Woody tells the story, always going back and forth in time. The ending was truly devastating and as usual, the dialogues are some of the highlights in this film. Blue Jasmine is definitely much better than Woody's previous work, To Rome with Love, which I thought it was pretty weak overall. I'm glad to see this great director back in top form, with another remarkable film again.
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