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Poignant, romantic, and mesmerizing, writer/director Woody Allen’s latest masterpiece centers around Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a former New York socialite teetering on an emotional tightrope, balancing between her troubled east coast past and a fresh start in San Francisco. Having moved into her sister’s humble apartment, Jasmine ricochets between the tumultuous acceptance of her new limitations, and the dreams of reclaiming her past life’s glamour. Join a powerful cast including Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Louis C.K., and Peter Saarsgard for an intimate portrayal of the battle between fantasy and reality which wages within us all.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 196
- Fresh: 178
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance.
Fresh: This also benefits from one of the strongest casts he's assembled in years: Cate Blanchett is exceptional in the lead, and there are strong supporting turns from Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, and (in a surprise dramatic turn) Andrew Dice Clay.
Fresh: Lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long. Watching them collapse is appalling but undeniably entertaining.
Fresh: A sharply observed, post-economic crash comedy-drama that boasts a formidable performance by Cate Blanchett and addresses such pertinent real-world concerns as class, gender and corporate criminality in urban America.
Outstanding movie making
Blanchett's acting better than ever (and she's done great work), Baldwin fabulous. The story is a gripping drama. This is absolutely fabulous movie making.
Oscar worthy & disturbing
Kate Blanchett's performance is a stunning example of what is best about Woody Allen's scripts. Irritating, vulnerable and altogether too human, she makes us feel for her situation as though she were a close relative or friend. Anyone who has been remotely touched by Bernie Madoff's malfeasance will recognize this character as a thinly disguised version of his wife. Haven't we all asked: "What did she know and when did she know it?" Well this movie nails the answer that I found plausible.
One of Woody Allen’s Best
I’ve never experienced the humour and the serious/sad side of something integrated so well in any of Allen’s other films as this one - the story and Kate Blanchett’s acting makes this rare integration possible. A brilliant movie.
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