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Blue Jasmine 2013

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(278) IMDb 7.3/10
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Cate Blanchett stars as a former New York socialite teetering between her troubled past and a fresh start in San Francisco.

Starring:
Alec Baldwin,Cate Blanchett
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Woody Allen
Starring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett
Supporting actors Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Cate Blanchette deserves the Oscar for this fabulous performance as a woman who had everything and is now on the edge. Jeanette French, or as she is called now, Jasmine, arrives in San Francisco to live with her divorced sister and her two children. Jasmine has bent the ear of her seat mate, an elderly lady, on a plane from New York to San Fran. Non stop talking, the elderly lady can't get away fast enough.

Jasmine has become penniless, even though she flew First Class and has expensive luggage and wears Chanel clothing. Her husband, a Bernie Maddoff take-off played by Alec Baldwin, has died and all their money is gone. Jasmine completely deconstructs,comes apart at the seams. Her medicine she calls Edison, electricity, which means ECT's for Bi-Polar. We have no idea if she is taking any medicine other than Xanax and Vodka, but we bet not.

Sister, Ginger, played by Sally Hawkins, is generous in spirit and tries her best to help Jasmine. Ginger bags groceries, takes care of her two boys, and loves her new boyfriend, played by Bobby Connavale. Each and every performance in this film is top notch, but, no one can compare to Care Blanchette. She takes this role and leaves everyone else in the dust. I was mesmerized by her performance, as is everyone who sees this film.

This film is true life, everyone around Jasmine is reaching out to her, but Jasmine has her sights set on something big, something to help her forget her philandering husband who embarrassed her so. Jasmine has no real skills to get back to, no profession to fall back on, just her sister who is part of the working class, from which Jasmine wants to escape.
A bravura performance that will sweep all the awards. Cate Blanchette makes Jasmine all too real, her world collapsing, and she has no way to stop it.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 01-21-14
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE on 28 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
A more serious film from Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine tells the story of Jasmine, a spoilt New York Socialite forced to move in with her sister in San Francisco after she loses her entire fortune after her husband is arrested for fraud. While not up there with Woody Allen's great films like Annie Hall or Manhatten, Blue Jasmine is one of his better recent films with excellent all round performances especially Cate Blanchett in the lead role and Alec Baldwin as her husband who appears via flashback. While Jasmine is a completely unsympathetic character and a snob at least to me anyway, it's Blanchett's superb performance one of her best in fact, that keeps you watching.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Allychiz on 28 April 2014
Format: DVD
Mesmerizing Cate. That's all I can say. It is one of her best performances. It's a beautifully acted emotional film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rateourmover on 3 May 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I don't like to read film reviews. I prefer not being told what I'm going to experience. However, it's just about impossible to avoid reading the splash across the front of the package. "BRILLIANTLY FUNNY" (5 stars - Sunday Times Culture).

Whoever thought this finely observed tragedy was Brilliantly Funny should leave planet Earth for fundamental retraining before having another go at mingling.

It's a brilliant film and Cate Blanchett is rivetingly superb. There are poignantly amusing moments as you'd expect from Woody Allen. FUNNY it ain't.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lewisham Guy on 28 July 2014
Format: DVD
Although there are some funny scenes in this film by Woody Allen, it is really more a tragedy than a comedy. Over a long career, Allen's work reflects great insights into the psychology
of very conflicted people, especially women, as portrayed by Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, and now in this movie, by Cate Blanchett as Jasmine and Sally Hawkins as Jasmine's sister, Ginger.
Both deserve high critical acclaim for their evocative performances. On the surface, Jasmine and Ginger have very different lives. Jasmine got extremely rich in New York, having married a successful businessman who turns out to be a swindler; Ginger got poor in San Francisco, having a knack for picking men who are losers. But as their lives intersect after Jasmine, now destitute following the conviction and suicide in prison of her husband, moves in with Ginger, they are both extraordinarily vulnerable, yet unable to help each other while they try to work out their lonely lives and unsuccessful love affairs. Of the two, Jasmine is the less sympathetic but perhaps more interesting for her continual self-deception even as she deceives others.
Her mental and emotional unravelling is painful to see. Ginger ultimately comes to terms with reality and accepts the limits of her circumstances in life and love. The story is believable, arresting, and disturbing. Just as you expect from Woody Allen at his best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 6 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Jasmine' (Cate Blanchett) has lived the high-life, however the government has
caught up with her husbands 'Hal's (Alec Baldwin) dubious dealings.
Now down on her luck and penniless she turns to her estranged sister 'Ginger'
for help.
Having lost her plush life style she struggles with the realities she now finds herself
in,
'Ginger' lives in a comparatively humble home, and lives in a world that 'Jasmine'
doesn't understand.
On the verge of a nervous breakdown 'Jasmine' is frequently seen talking to herself
out-loud.
Her mind drifting back to yesterday whilst denying the realities of her present being.
Fantasies and lies, will they carry her through the crisis.?
'Cate Blanchett' won an Oscar for this role, there is no question that her portrayal
of the part is less than worthy of acclaim, and it would be fair to say that she is without
question one of todays greatest actresses......
For me the film is too 'chatty' and falls short of the hype it has been given, just don't
think it's everybody's cup of tea.
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