After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Richard E. Grant
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
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)
when the movie was over the audience sat there somewhat stunned and completely silent... was crazy... crazy is the literal word to use.
the main character is so vivid and sad and real.
the film is a roller coaster ride of drama and comedy... of awkward humor and goofy then disturbing.
the use of flashbacks are done seamlessly and works well to tell the back story of this amazing character.
there are a few things that maybe don't work here and there but 80 percent of this film is cate blanchette and she really is perfect.
at times it's woodyy allen-ish and at other times you forget and are sucked in by blanchette.
rest of cast is great... andrew dice clay is awesome in a very toned down role, louie ck is great is a small part... sally hawkins is awesome in her own way and very different from her sister jasmine... bobby carnivale chews some scenery.
if this movie sucks you in you will have a hard time forgetting it for a while... it hangs with you.
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