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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Many critics and viewers of this movie noted that the plot bore many essential similarities to to Tennessee Williams's 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire. Despite the unmistakable similarities between the plots of Streetcar and Blue Jasmine, however, there was no acknowledgment of Williams in the credits, and Woody Allen was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (not Adapted). With Blue Jasmine, Allen was repeating the tactic for creating a screenplay that he had used for Match Point, which bears unmistakable plot similarities to to Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel An American Tragedy but which didn't credit Dreiser. Allen was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Match Point. See more »
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 »
Who do you have to sleep with around here to get a Stoli martini with a twist of lemon?
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Cate Blanchett gives her best acting performance of all time. Her character changes dramatically every scene. There will be nominations in the future for CB - in my opinion. Woody Allen punk-ed himself with the French nanny angle. Andrew Dice Clay was spectacular. Sally Hawkins stole many scenes in this movie.
This movie was a commentary on the gluttony of Wall Street & Finance...on many levels.
It also pointed out the desperation of people suffering from mental health issues.
I recommend seeing Blue Jasmine. You will not be disappointed.
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