Blue Jasmine

7.31 h 38 min2013X-RayPG-13
Cate Blanchett stars as a former New York socialite teetering between her troubled past and a fresh start in San Francisco.
Woody Allen
Alec BaldwinCate BlanchettLouis C.K.
English [CC]
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Bobby CannavaleAndrew "Dice" ClaySally HawkinsPeter SarsgaardMichael Stuhlbarg
Letty AronsonStephen TenenbaumEdward Walson
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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bryan vealReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Overall, it sucks
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Kate Blanchett was wonderful as usual and the supporting cast was fine as well. The problem is the story that starts desperate and only descends further into hopeless madness with zero redemption. What a waste of 1.5 hours.
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HelperReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Subtle, but Good Woody Allen Film
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Cate Blanchette is such a talent to watch. She is outstanding. Blue jasmine is special to me because it mirrors many aspects of my marriage for several reasons, one being my ex husband was-is an imposter and a fraud. He destroyed every aspect of my life as well as many others. Nuff said. Cate B. talent has impressed me only in recent years not ever hearing about her. Blue Jasmine and the film The Gift are 2 of her films that show just how talented she really is. The characters are so very opposite and she plays each so credibly she's quickly become my favorite actress. It takes superb actor to be in Woody Allen films. I didn't think I'd ever say that again, but time passes and I watched this knowing it was a special film without realizing it was a film by Woody Allen. It is very well done but not for those who like fast car chases or violence. It's a quirky funny story for those who enjoy cerebral films once in a while. It's a story about adopted sisters who are very different. Jasmine (Cate) can mix well socially with the wealthy and fit in. She enjoyed her life with her rich but crooked husband, attended events where social elite mix and lost it all. She gets a wake up call and has to live with her sister, who is a rough around the edges type who likes the Blue Collar type, and has to adapt. The contrast between the
sisters is the essence of the film. And the different and changing relationships of the sisters made this enjoyable and fun throughout.
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ABS123Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Masterpiece
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It took Woody Allen all his life to come up with a masterpiece but of course this movie wouldn't be possible without the outstanding performance of Cate blanchett who deservedly won the academy award for Best Actress. Other actors' performances were also over-the-top especially Sally Hawkins as the meek sister of Jasmine, the lead character.

The story is quite interesting and I have watched it a dozen times without getting bored. There are many colorful characters in the movie all performed quite convincingly by a dozen actors including Alec Baldwin. There are comedic twists in every event as tragic as they may appear. For instance, a sexual harassment scene speaks volumes as it is so beautifully performed as you feel like it is a real thing. Ditto with most other scenes!

I strongly recommend this movie and consider it as one of the best movies of the last 20 years.
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HilleryReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic film!
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Fantastic film!!! The acting is as good as it gets. I think this puts Woody Allen at near the top of my list for reliably great movies. Matchpoint was another masterpiece.
This film shows the difference between the paths 2 sisters took in life, their values and priorities and the result they both get. For folks who envy rich folk, watch this movie and see you buy into some of the fallacies.
Alec Baldwin is one of my favorite funny people, but this is not a comedy and his role could have been done by anyone with the right look. Kate is a superstar throughout. Even Dice Clay is right for the part. Its all good!! HIGHLY recommended. and you could even call it a 'feel good' movie the way it plays out in the end.
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R.L.Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of Woody's Best
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I just watched this film for the second time, after not seeing it for years. The ending just devastated me, just as did the ending of Woody Allen's favorite film, A Streetcar Named Desire. The feeling I got from Cate Blanchett's Jasmine was the same as a I got from Vivien Leigh's Blanche. I was just struck by the tragedy of it all, and felt deeply for their characters. I don't know how actresses can do such roles without an emotional penalty.

I got the sense that this was one of the finest screen performances I had ever seen-- on par with Vivien's Blanche and Meryl Streep's Sophie. I looked up the reviews on the film, and was not surprised that Cate in 2014 had won the best actress award for the Oscar and just about every other best actress award in the world. That doesn't happen very often.

I wonder if Woody wrote that character with Blanche in mind. He says Streetcar is his favorite film in his memoirs.
I regard it as among Woody's best half dozen or so films. His Streetcar.
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West Virginia WoolfReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Woody Allen Continues to Hone His Craft
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Once again Woody Allen takes a shocking headline and creates a plot and characters so intriguing that the headline becomes the backdrop. Once again, I got so caught up in the movie's events that I didn't see it coming. Kate Blanchett is absolutely brilliant in this role. Whenever I try to write about Woody Allen's movies, I'm reduced to Chris Farley's SNL character, "Wasn't that good?" "Wasn't it really amazing how he did that?" "Didn't you just love, love, love this movie?" So here I am... Isn't it amazing how his movies become more sophisticated over time? And by sophisticated, I do not mean stuffy. I mean complexities woven together in a way so that they seem effortlessly put together and they are effortlessly watchable on many levels? Isn't it really incredible the way that he does that? After watching Crimes and Misdemeanors, I remember thinking, "Well, there's nowhere to go but down for this guy." Seriously. How could someone do any better than that? However, Allen is continually honing his craft, getting better and better, and it is a joy to watch. I'm not a film critic. I'm just a housewife in Kentucky. And, I've seen this movie about eight times. The weaving of the tragic and the comic and the poignant is just inspiring. BTW, Andrew Dice Clay was another brilliant casting decision. I thought his performance was profound and heartbreaking. I loved everything about this movie!
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Christian MooreReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite movies of the 21st century so far
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One of my favorite movies of the 21st century so far. Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and she absolutely deserved it. She brilliantly portrays the part of a woman who disintegrates from wealthy society woman to homeless person on the street. Now excuse me while I make myself a stoli martini with a lemon twist.....
24 people found this helpful
TwinkleReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Promotion of domestic violence!
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To me it was a disappointing movie with no message except than domestic violence is okay! Hooray for the child molester Woody Allen who married his own child!
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