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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jasmine
Joy Carlin ... Woman on Plane
... Woman's Husband
Glen Caspillo ... Cab Driver
... Hal
... Young Danny
... Jasmine's Friend Nora
... Ginger
... Matthew
Max Rutherford ... Johnny
... Augie
... Jasmine's Friend Jane
... Raylene
Ted Neustadt ... Hal and Jasmine's Friend
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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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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Many critics believe that the film is a reimagining of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire. Coincidentally, Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin have both appeared in productions of the play. Blanchett played Blanche in a 2009 revival by the Sydney Theatre Company, while Baldwin played Stanley in the 1992 Broadway revival. Baldwin also went on to play Stanley in the 1995 film adaptation of the play, alongside Jessica Lange as Blanche. See more »

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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 »

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Ginger: You think Al is a step up from Chili?
Jasmine: Anybody is a step up from Chili.
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Composed by Eddie Green
Performed by Lizzie Miles & Sharkey and His Kings of Dixieland (as Sharkey's Kings of Dixieland)
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best Woody Allen film in ages

I thought this was Woody Allen's best film in years. The script was better written than I expected from him at this point, given his more recent turns toward drama, and the laughs are often derived as much from the dark humor in the characters' situations as from snappy punch lines. Kudos to Cate Blanchett who turns in a stellar performance, actors sometimes broadly interpret Woody's neurotic characters for comedic effect, more the way Woody would play the role (think Judy Davis), but Cate very effectively plays it straight and my guess is she'll be taking home the next best actress Oscar. For me the biggest surprise was Andrew Dice Clay, who gives a surprising nuanced performance as a working class guy bitter about having been screwed over by big shots, and in some ways his character morally anchors the film. Good job, Woody.


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