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Blue Jasmine -- A woman whose comfortable life is uprooted after her husband is exposed as a criminal moves to San Francisco to be with her sister.

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Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
23 August 2013 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 43 wins & 49 nominations See more »
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One of Woody Allen's most unsuspecting heavyweight films in a long time. See more (333 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cate Blanchett ... Jasmine
Joy Carlin ... Woman on Plane

Richard Conti ... Woman's Husband
Glen Caspillo ... Cab Driver

Alec Baldwin ... Hal

Charlie Tahan ... Young Danny

Annie McNamara ... Jasmine's Friend Nora

Sally Hawkins ... Ginger

Daniel Jenks ... Matthew

Max Rutherford ... Johnny

Andrew Dice Clay ... Augie

Tammy Blanchard ... Jasmine's Friend Jane

Kathy Tong ... Raylene
Ted Neustadt ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend
Andrew Long ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend
Laurena Allan ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

John Harrington Bland ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend
Leslie Lyles ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

Glenn Fleshler ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

Brynn Thayer ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

Christopher Rubin ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

Emily Bergl ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

Barbara Garrick ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend

Bobby Cannavale ... Chili

Max Casella ... Eddie

Ali Fedotowsky ... Melanie

Michael Stuhlbarg ... Dr. Flicker
Dean Farwood ... Computer Teacher

Alden Ehrenreich ... Danny
Conor Kellicut ... Chili's Friend

Colin Thomson ... Chili's Friend
Val Diamond ... Dental Patient
Joe Bellan ... Dental Patient
Catherine MacNeal ... Dental Patient

Irit Levi ... Dental Patient
Diane Amos ... Dental Hygienist

Shannon Finn ... Jasmine's Friend Sharon

Tom Kemp ... Nat
Emily Hsu ... Amy
Maurice Sonnenberg ... Man at House Party

Louis C.K. ... Al

Peter Sarsgaard ... Dwight

Martin Cantu ... Ginger's Boss

Daniel Hepner ... Café Waiter
Al Palagonia ... U.S. Marshall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Agid ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jaden Alexander ... Waiter (uncredited)

Andy Arness ... Pizzeria Patron (uncredited)
Mickey Boxell ... Flight Passenger (uncredited)

Patrick D Bridges ... Business Man (uncredited)
Cabran E. Chamberlain ... Tourist (uncredited)

Tiffany Connor ... Socialite (uncredited)

Nestor Cuellas ... Blue-Collar (uncredited)

Thomas Dalby ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ivette De Jesus ... Yvette, Maid (uncredited)

Kenneth Edelson ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ryan Else ... Shopper (uncredited)

Aleks Eydelman ... Traveller (uncredited)
Lynn Foley ... Women at Luggage Carousel (uncredited)

London Freeman ... Traveler (uncredited)

Tina Gilton ... Stroller Mom (uncredited)

Adrianne Grady ... iPod Girl (uncredited)

Christopher Greene ... Computer Student (uncredited)

Allene Hebert ... Marin Party Guest (uncredited)
Donna Sue Jahier ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Jeffrey W. Jenkins ... Impeccably dressed party guest (uncredited)

Keenan Johnston ... Pedestrian tourist (uncredited)

Kim Kopf ... Flight Attendant Mary (uncredited)

Rick Lasquete ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mark Lavell ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)

Yoli Mapp ... Shopper (uncredited)

Tatiana Maricely ... Shopper (uncredited)
Michael Meyerson ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Justin Minto ... Seaside Diner (uncredited)

Mahal Montoya ... Party Server (uncredited)

Cloud Mykals ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)

Steven Jon Nichols ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Nkechi ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Jessiqa Pace ... First Class Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Jekyns Pelaez ... Grocery Store Shopper (uncredited)

Duane Ram ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Jeff Rankin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Vanessa Ross ... Pedestrian & Driver (uncredited)

Boston Rush Freeman ... Traveler (uncredited)

Brian Sampson ... Limo Driver (uncredited)

Peggy Sandow ... Party Attendee (uncredited)

Gregg Savella ... Grocery Store Shopper (uncredited)

Carl Schreiber ... Tristan (uncredited)

Gretta Sosine ... Party Server (uncredited)

Laurel Steir ... Maid (uncredited)

Tim Talbot ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Shruti Tewari ... Upscale Party Guest (uncredited)

Katy Tiemann ... Woman on Bench (uncredited)

Virginia Travers ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)

Etienne Vick ... Bicycle walking gal (uncredited)

James D. Weston II ... 1st Class Passenger (uncredited)

Steven Wiig ... Midwestern Tourist (uncredited)

Josephine Zeitlin ... Woman at Shreve's (uncredited)

Leonard Zimmerman ... Augie's Chosen Foil (uncredited)
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Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Letty Aronson .... producer
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... co-executive producer
Leroy Schecter .... executive producer
Adam B. Stern .... executive producer
Stephen Tenenbaum .... producer
Edward Walson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto  (as Patricia DiCerto)
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
 
Art Direction by
Michael E. Goldman  (as Michael Goldman)
 
Set Decoration by
Kris Boxell 
 
Costume Design by
Suzy Benzinger 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Bradley .... assistant makeup artist
Gretchen Davis .... makeup department head
Robin Fredriksz .... key makeup artist: New York
Lori Hicks .... makeup department head: New York
Robert Mrazik .... assistant hair stylist
Yvette Rivas .... hair department head
Peggy Schierholz .... hair department head: New York (as Peg Schierholz)
Linda Kaufman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Debbie Brubaker .... unit production manager
Marcelo Gandola .... head of production: Company 3
Scott Kordish .... production supervisor
Helen Robin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ty Edge .... dga trainee: New York
Sarah Fairchild .... second second assistant director: New York
Ted Leonard .... second second assistant director
John M. Morse .... first assistant director
Danielle Rigby .... first assistant director
Brad Robinson .... second assistant director
Cindy Taylor .... second assistant director (as Cindy A. Taylor)
 
Art Department
Hamid Etesal Alaie .... construction coordinator: New York (as Hamid Alaie)
Hillary Andujar .... set decoration production assistant
Jason Byers .... lead scenic artist
Ralph Cava .... scenic charge: New York
Janet Cleveland .... camera scenic: New York
Qris Fry .... construction coordinator (as Christopher Fry)
Regina Graves .... set decorator: New York
Tara Guckeen .... set decoration production assistant: New York
Robert Hagan .... key carpenter: New York
Mike Helbig .... set dresser
David Hendrickson .... art department coordinator
David Hendrickson .... graphic artist
Doug Huszti .... art director: New York (as Douglas Huszti)
Ross La Terra .... leadman: New York
Keri Lederman .... assistant property master: New York
John Lister .... set dresser
Glenn Lloyd .... art department coordinator: New York
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Kelli Lundy .... set decoration coordinator
Cindy Mah .... on-set dresser
William C. Martin .... assistant prop (as Bill Martin)
Doni McMillan .... leadman
John Micheletos .... gang boss
Ann Miller .... property master: New York
Joel Morgante .... construction foreman
Carrie Nardello .... scenics
Chad Owens .... assistant art director
Chad Owens .... set designer
Garry Pastore .... set dressing foreman: New York
Heather Phan .... art department production assistant
Sarah Riggs .... third prop: New York
Anna Rogers .... assistant property master
Willie Ruiz .... shop manager: New York (as Will Ruiz)
Ari David Schwartz .... on-set dresser: New York (as Ari Schwartz)
James Shefik .... scenics
Nick Trama .... key construction grip: New York
Louis Visco .... set dresser (as Lou Visco)
Jody Weisenfeld .... shopper
Alex Barclay Williams .... art department production assistant
David Branum .... assistant props: New York (uncredited)
James Klotsas .... set dresser: New York (uncredited)
Gretchen Scharfenberg .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kerry Weeks .... dresser foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Brian Copenhagen .... boom operator
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor (as Matt Haasch)
Matthew Haasch .... foley engineer (as Matt Haasch)
Robert Hein .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... sound consultant: Dolby
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Brendan Jamieson O'Brien .... boom operator: New York (as Brendan O'Brien)
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist: Stepping Stone Foley Studio
Michael Primmer .... cable
Michael Primmer .... second boom operator
Adam Sanchez .... sound utility: New York
Nelson Stoll .... production sound mixer
Thomas Varga .... production sound mixer: New York
David Wahnon .... sound effects editor
Larry Neeley .... sound re-recording mix assistant (uncredited)
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Bair .... digital artist: Phosphene
Igor Boshoer .... pipeline technical director: Method Studios
Jake Braver .... visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
Cara Buckley .... head of production: Method Studios
Michael Clark .... digital artist: Phosphene
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Karl Coyner .... pipeline technical director: Method Studios
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... compositing supervisor: Method Studios
Dan Giraldo .... digital artist: Method Studios
Joe Hobaica .... visual effects producer: Prime Focus
Denis Huynh .... systems engineer: Method Studios (as Dennis Huynh)
Alice Kahn .... visual effects production manager: Method Studios
Ryan Leonard .... digital artist: Method Studios
David Piombino .... digital artist: Method Studios
Aaron Raff .... digital artist: Phosphene
Jim Rider .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
David Toepfer .... systems engineer: Method Studios
Scott Winston .... digital artist: Phosphene
Luciano DiGeronimo .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Will Arnot .... camera operator
Will Arnot .... steadicam
James R. Belletier .... first assistant camera: New York (as James Belletier)
Michael Best .... grip
Carter Bissell .... electrician: New York
Dave Childers .... key grip (as David Childers)
Gregory M. Childers .... grip (as Greg Childers)
Gregory Collis .... grip (as Greg Collis)
Steve Condiotti .... gaffer
Evan Davies .... lamp operator
Andrew Falk .... best boy electric: New York
Jeph Folkins .... second assistant camera
Don L. Henderson .... dolly grip (as Don Henderson)
Pedro Hernández .... key rigging grip: New York (as Pedro Hernandez)
Doug Hunt .... video assist
Richard A. Hunt .... grip (as Rich Hunt)
Brook Johnson .... rigging grip
Aaron Kirby .... camera loader
John Lacy .... best boy electric
Scott Lipkowitz .... second assistant camera: New York
Gary Martone .... key grip: New York
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... best boy grip (as Robert McCann)
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer: New York
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Spencer Mulcahy .... lamp operator
Beth O'Brien .... electrician: New York
Chris Quilles .... grip: New York (as Chris Quiles)
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer: New York (as Scott Ramsey)
Natalie Rodriguez .... camera loader: New York
Ethan Rosenduft .... grip: New York
Omar Sabeh .... lamp operator
Chris Sanders .... grip
Mark Schwentner .... rigging gaffer: New York
Chris Shellenberger .... rigging gaffer
Sophie Shellenberger .... lamp operator
Phillip Sorenson .... electrician: New York (as Phil Sorenson)
Paul Stein .... generator operator: New York
Ricky Tayerle .... generator operator (as Rick Tayerle)
T. Ray Treece .... video assist: New York (as T Ray Treece)
Daniel Wallenstein .... dolly grip: New York (as Dan Wallenstein)
Dana Wisher .... best boy grip: New York
Robert Ansbro .... rigging electric: New York (uncredited)
Evan Jones .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Nathaniel Loehrke .... rigging electrician: New York (uncredited)
Orlando Orona .... grip (uncredited)
Chad Lear Plunkett .... grip (uncredited)
Brien Sauchelli .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Theresa Benavidez .... extras casting: Beau Bonneau Casting
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting: Kee Casting, New York
Nina Henninger .... casting: San Francisco
Colleen Kenneavy .... extras casting: Beau Bonneau Casting
Sarah Kliban .... casting associate: San Francisco
David H. Kramer .... voice casting: New York
Jamie Schulman .... casting associate: New York
Bill Tripician .... extras casting associate: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timmy Booth .... costume production assistant: New York (as Timothy Booth)
Andrea Cooper .... key set costumer: women's
Marco Piemontese .... assistant costume designer
Rory Powers .... costume supervisor: New York
Barbara Price .... costume production assistant
Chris Proctor .... key set costumer: men's
Yaneya Rovira .... costume supervisor: New York
Deirdre Scully .... set costumer
Nancy Servin .... tailor
Leslie Weir .... costume supervisor
Valerie White .... set costumer
Luana Busetti .... additional on-set costumer (uncredited)
Luana Busetti .... ager/dyer (uncredited)
Minerva Diann Savoy .... tailor (uncredited)
Stephen Kyle Wesson .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist: Company 3
Adam Clarke .... dailies supervisor: Deluxe Los Angeles
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate project manager: Deluxe New York
John Diesso .... digital intermediate editor: Company 3
Giovanni DiGiorgio .... color assistant: Company 3
Liam Ford .... digital intermediate technologist: Company 3
Katherine Gilmore .... digital restoration: Deluxe New York
Kate Rose Itzkowitz .... assistant editor
Markus Janner .... film scanning and recording: Deluxe New York
Libby Kigar .... digital restoration: Deluxe New York
Sean Lawrence .... dailies colorist: Deluxe Los Angeles
Chris MacKenzie .... digital intermediate opticals: Company 3 (as Chris Mackenzie)
Morgan Neville .... first assistant editor (as Morgan A. Neville)
Anthony Raffaele .... dailies colorist: Deluxe New York
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer: Company 3
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate colorist: Company 3
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... executive producer: Company 3
Jay Tilin .... digital intermediate editor: Company 3
Crystal Whelan .... dailies project manager: Deluxe New York
Pete Conlin .... post production (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jack Buckman .... transportation co-captain: New York
Jim Chesney .... transportation coordinator
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator: New York
Joe Feeney .... transportation co-captain
Erik Hattan .... transportation co-captain (as Erik Hatten)
Kareem Ottley .... assistant parking coordinator: New York
Anthony R. Sacco .... transportation captain (as Tony Sacco)
Timothy J. Wood .... transportation captain: New York (as Tim Wood)
Jason Bowers .... driver (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... driver: Woody Allen (uncredited)
Clark Dolan .... honeywagon driver (uncredited)
Ronald R. Harrison .... transportation (uncredited)
John Michael Vukson .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gaetano Akiya .... payroll accountant
Deborah Alexander .... assistant: Stephen Tenenbaum
Tara Andrus .... assistant accountant: New York (as Tara Andrus-Glasser)
Samudrika Arora .... intern: New York
Lea Barnave .... office production assistant: New York (as Léa Barnave)
Zoran Blazevic .... location scout
Mark Bosia .... set medic
Rebecca Brown .... intern: New York
Vincent Brubaker-Gianakos .... office production assistant
Darrick Chan .... location production assistant
James Chandler .... craft service
Laura Comerford .... insurance: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Hilton Jamal Day .... office production assistant
Marco de Rienzo .... worldwide technical services: Schedule 2
Leah Duke .... production assistant
Juan Escolar .... intern: New York
Charlie Eubanks .... production assistant
David Feldman .... account executive: Company 3
Bryan Gambogi .... production assistant
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher
Kyle Garrison .... set production assistant: New York
Lizzy Groce .... intern: New York (as Elizabeth Groce)
Mike Groys .... manager of IT operations: Deluxe Dailies Vu
Rebecca Hawkes .... worldwide technical services: Schedule 2
Laura F. Haynes .... assistant production coordinator
Shani Hinton .... legal services: Jitterbug Law
Kaitlin Holl .... intern
Elizabeth Hooven .... account manager: Deluxe Los Angeles
Katie Kallick .... office production assistant
Dan Kemp .... key assistant location manager
Elizabeth Klenk .... key assistant location manager: New York
Scott Kordish .... production coordinator: New York
Kyle Kulmann .... intern
Paula Lima .... location production assistant
Bob Loeffler .... security coordinator
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... production accountant
Anthony Lote .... set production assistant: New York
Heather MacLean .... location assistant
Nathan Marcus .... intern: New York
Sarah Masterson .... production assistant
Richard McCune .... production financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
Michael T. Mergen .... location assistant: New York (as Michael Mergen)
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach
Peter Moody .... key assistant location manager
Christie Mullen .... location manager: New York
Nick Noyes .... location unit production assistant: New York
Eric Papa .... location scout: New York
Paul J. Park .... assistant accountant
Ric Perada .... production assistant
Jon Peters .... caterer/craft service: New York
Erik Piecuch .... production financing: City National Bank
Emily Pierceall .... production coordinator
Daniel Pollack .... location scout: New York
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Anna Robertson .... intern
Virginia Saenz McCarthy .... script supervisor (as Virginia McCarthy)
Savanna Salter .... intern
Christopher Sarli .... key location assistant: New York (as Chris Sarli)
Delaney Schenker .... office production assistant: New York
Nick Schwyter .... intern (as Nicholas Schwyter)
Tom Sexton .... assistant location manager: New York
Jonathan Shedd .... location manager
Kathryn Sigismund .... assistant: Woody Allen
Susan Silas .... location scout: New York
Lisa Simon .... set production assistant: New York
Michelle Stella .... location coordinator: New York
Ginevra Tamberi .... intern: New York
Najeeb Tarazi .... intern
Irwin J. Tenenbaum .... legal services: Loeb & Loeb
Linda Toon .... payroll accountant: New York
Amy R. Trachtman .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Caroline Turner .... publicist: Hyperactive Publicity
Laura Vella .... production assistant
Ashley Wright .... production assistant
Eric Wrolstad .... assistant location manager: New York
Cameron Arguelles .... video conversions (uncredited)
Michael Bean .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Blazensky .... production assistant (uncredited)
Katie Borak .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Deutzman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Farnsworth .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Marissa Fiore .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Angela Higley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anna Laclergue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mia Mikowicz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Courtney L. Newsome .... production assistant: New York Unit (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache: France (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Emery Anderson .... thanks
Mitchell Brill .... thanks
Lenny DePaul .... thanks
Axel Ericson .... thanks
Greg Johnson .... thanks
Louis Katz .... thanks (as Louis A. Katz MD)
Lily Kolkema .... thanks
Karl Lagerfeld .... special thanks: CHANEL jackets created especially for Cate Blanchett
Tracy Lee .... thanks
Louis Licari .... thanks
Suzanne Lindbergh .... thanks
Jill McCullough .... thanks
Larry Neeley .... thanks
Rey Rose .... thanks
Aby Rosen .... thanks: RFR
Devi Shrestha .... thanks
Liza Stewart .... thanks (as Elizabeth Stewart)
Renta Xydis .... thanks (as Renya Xydis)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content
Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
Loosely based upon Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar named Desire".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Hal is in the kitchen after the birthday party Jasmine confronts him about Raylene. The open wine bottle is on the counter and as she passes into another room to get more wine, it's in her hand.See more »
Quotes:
Jasmine:But that's all history boys, I met someone, I'm a new person.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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Why exactly did Ginger divorce Augie?
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152 out of 191 people found the following review useful.
One of Woody Allen's most unsuspecting heavyweight films in a long time., 9 August 2013
Author: Sergeant_Tibbs from Suffolk, England

Sometimes it feels like Woody Allen is deliberately hit and miss. Every other film appears to be a winner so it's become easy to just skip the mediocre ones. I thought Midnight In Paris was pretty good but I felt like its idea wasn't explored well enough and it became too repetitive. Blue Jasmine is a film that feels like it'll be another basic story at first then as the tragedy slowly unravels, it becomes all the more fascinating. At first the film's structure of flashbacking without transition is a little frustrating as the present time doesn't give you much to chew on in the first place, but it soon becomes clear that this was the only way to tell this brilliant and complex story of a woman's place in the world. Cate Blanchett is setting the reviews on fire and she certainly deserves it. I've always loved her engrossing theatrical style in films like The Aviator and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and I've missed her since.

Here she is in full force as she switches from glamour to glare seamlessly and effortlessly. Blanchett has often played strong women and she tiptoes the line of Jasmine's strength and vulnerability both with and without sympathy. It's incredible to watch. Although I was concerned I was going to only appreciate the performance and not connect with the character, I ended up finding her struggle to feel useful in the working world and not knowing how to achieve her ambitions to cut deep into the first world human anxieties about identity and self- worth. It's great to have a film that addresses those issues so earnestly, without feeling self- pitying. Although the spotlight is on her, there's plenty of room for the supporting players to shine with the delightful comic relief performances from Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlberg and Max Casella and deceptively charming performances from Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay and Peter Sarsgaard. The real talent on the side belongs to Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale who give compelling and heartbreaking performances.

I like how Allen has such confidence in his shooting style of simple wides and closeups that he doesn't let it get in the way of the story but sometimes it does feel bland rather than just Woody's brand. It sometimes feels like the story is taking uninteresting broad strokes with its archetypes but when the details come in like a mystery novel, they enrichen the story and leave just before they drown you making you want more. Perhaps Allen could've made a better job of making me intrigued in the details but that makes the pay-offs all the more sweeter. However, I'm not quite sure what to make of the ending, perhaps Allen is trying to say there's some people who can and can't be fixed, I'm not sure, but it's a fascinating tragic comic tale nonetheless. Maybe it's intended as a punishment film regarding the sin of greed. That would make sense though it wouldn't be as satisfying. It's been compared to A Streetcar Named Desire a lot but I don't remember much of that story despite having seen it twice. I think I prefer Blue Jasmine. One of Allen's most unsuspecting heavyweight films in a long time.

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