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 (email@example.com)
In Sophia Loren's memoir "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: My Life", the screen legend reveals that she still absorbs inspiration from other actors to enhance her own acting portrayals, saying, "Recently, I was struck by the last scene in Blue Jasmine (2013), where Cate Blanchett has an expression on her face I'd never seen before. That expression crept inside me, and it lies there waiting to germinate a new plant, a new flower." See more »
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 »
You can do better than Chili and his drunken loser friends.
If I thought I could do better, I would. So far no one's beating my door down. You know, he's sexy and he doesn't steal.
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Blue Jasmine is the first Woody Allen movie (aside from possibly Match Point) that I not only didn't hate, but actually loved since Sweet and Lowdown.
Allen went back to school and relearned story structure, character development and pacing. Laugh out loud funny from moment one until the end, with the best ensemble by far (they actually seemed like they were real people and not just du jour stars acting in a Woody Allen movie!).
Cate Blanchett gives the best performance of her career or anyone else's in a long time (with kudos to her obvious rubric, Judy Davis, who she channels marvelously throughout).
And Andrew Dice Clay will make you cry; so glad to see him being used in such a clever way. He deserves this.
This will absolutely sweep all awards, and for the first time in over a decade, the Allen crew will have actually earned it!! No more resting on laurels and skirting by on "Well, yeah it had some problems, but that one part was soooo funny/good ..."
Hope he stays in the U.S. Clearly it does him some much needed good after his prolonged Euro vacation.
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