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Blue Jasmine (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 23 August 2013 (USA)
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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...

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Jasmine
Joy Carlin Joy Carlin ... Woman on Plane
Richard Conti ... Woman's Husband
Glen Caspillo 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 Max Rutherford ... Johnny
Andrew Dice Clay ... Augie
Tammy Blanchard ... Jasmine's Friend Jane
Kathy Tong ... Raylene
Ted Neustadt Ted Neustadt ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend
Andrew Long Andrew Long ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend
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Storyline

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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$612,064, 28 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,405,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,206,215
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because Woody Allen doesn't get into motivation or background of a character when he's directing actors, Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins got together and invented the background for the sisters' relationship. So every scene when they talked about their past, although it's vague on the script and for the viewer, they both knew exactly what the sisters are talking about. See more »

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When Jasmine is taking her nephews out to Chuck E. Cheese Pizza, she jokes and tells them she doubts her sister is on a date at Chuck E. Cheese. There are no Chuck E. Cheese restaurants in San Francisco. See more »

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Jasmine: But that's all history boys, I met someone, I'm a new person.
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Woody Allen completely redeems himself at last
27 July 2013 | by KlickbergSee all my reviews

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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