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 (email@example.com)
In Sophia Loren's memoir "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: My Life", the screen legend reveals that she still absorbs inspiration from other actors to enhance her own acting portrayals, saying, "Recently, I was struck by the last scene in Blue Jasmine (2013), where Cate Blanchett has an expression on her face I'd never seen before. That expression crept inside me, and it lies there waiting to germinate a new plant, a new flower." See more »
When Jasmine is taking her nephews out to Chuck E. Cheese Pizza, she jokes and tells them she doubts her sister is on a date at Chuck E. Cheese. There are no Chuck E. Cheese restaurants in San Francisco. See more »
[talking to herself]
It's fraught with peril. They gossip, you know, they talk. I saw Danny. Yes, did I tell you? He's getting married. A weekend in Palm Beach means I can wear... what could I wear? I can wear the Dior dress I bought in Paris. Yes, my black dress. Well, Hal always used to surprise me with jewelry. Extravagant pieces. I think he used to buy them at auction. It's so obvious what you're doing. You think I don't know. French au pair.
[Blue Moon begins playing]
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when the movie was over the audience sat there somewhat stunned and completely silent... was crazy... crazy is the literal word to use.
the main character is so vivid and sad and real.
the film is a roller coaster ride of drama and comedy... of awkward humor and goofy then disturbing.
the use of flashbacks are done seamlessly and works well to tell the back story of this amazing character.
there are a few things that maybe don't work here and there but 80 percent of this film is cate blanchette and she really is perfect.
at times it's woodyy allen-ish and at other times you forget and are sucked in by blanchette.
rest of cast is great... andrew dice clay is awesome in a very toned down role, louie ck is great is a small part... sally hawkins is awesome in her own way and very different from her sister jasmine... bobby carnivale chews some scenery.
if this movie sucks you in you will have a hard time forgetting it for a while... it hangs with you.
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