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Blue Jasmine

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Woody Allen

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About the Movie

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

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91%
  • Reviews Counted: 205
  • Fresh: 186
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Aug 9, 2013

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. – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Aug 9, 2013

Fresh: Lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long. Watching them collapse is appalling but undeniably entertaining. – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dec 17, 2013

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. – Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail, Nov 4, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Cate Blanchett is Amazing in this Film.

Saw “Blue Jasmine” three times in the theater and just pre-ordered it now. Great modern day “Street Car Named Desire” - but even more so - watching Cate Blanchett slowly unravel in this movie is amazing. She is THE actress of our time. Just watch the scene when she is sitting in a restaurant booth with her sister’s two sons and starts telling them the realities of life. Chilling…. Today is December 8th, 2013, but I am guaranteeing you she will win both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for this film. PS - whole cast is great.. Woody’s writing and directing great… By far his best movie since Hannah and Her Sisters…. But Cate Blanchett is worth the price of admission.

Woody Allen gets even

Cate Blanchett's stellar performance aside, this is pretty nasty commentary about the pretentiousness and superficiality of the one percent. But the underlying message is about how enacting revenge can be as self-destructive at it may be temporarily satisfying. Considering Allan's past relationship with Mia Farrow, my guess is this movie was contrived as a bit of hate mail toward Farrow. Overall, the movie was well-done, but having seen this scenario play out in real life, I found it sad as well as a little sadistic.

Woody Allen did it again

I can always tell a great movie the moment it starts. I didn’t stop watching the movie once. Cate Blanchett was outstanding. She reminded me of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Though Alec Baldwin got top billing, Cate Blanchett should have been the one. Excellent cast. I love Woody Allen movies.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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