Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When the limo arrives at an intersection and a bicyclist crosses in front of the limo, the camera pulls back to reveal that the light is green to cross traffic but the limo drives through the red light. Considering this is a closed set with extras and controlled traffic, obviously the director didn't care about red lights. See more »
Cate Blanchett gives her best acting performance of all time. Her character changes dramatically every scene. There will be nominations in the future for CB - in my opinion. Woody Allen punk-ed himself with the French nanny angle. Andrew Dice Clay was spectacular. Sally Hawkins stole many scenes in this movie.
This movie was a commentary on the gluttony of Wall Street & Finance...on many levels.
It also pointed out the desperation of people suffering from mental health issues.
I recommend seeing Blue Jasmine. You will not be disappointed.
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