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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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