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Rated PG-13 · 98 minutes · 2013

Comedy drama
Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is not herself lately, not since her husband, Hal (Alec Baldwin), went all Bernie Madoff. Jasmine is suddenly broke, back on the pills, and on her sister’s couch in San Francisco. It sounds a little like a mid-’80s sitcom, but Woody Allen’s latest, Blue Jasmine, effortlessly plays the heavier drama of slipping mental acuity with the comedy of the rich getting poor. Blanchett is superb—shocking!—and she gets help all the way through from Sally Hawkins (playing her adopted and lower-middle-class sister), Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K. and, of all people, Andrew Dice Clay. If you can believe it, Dice is kind of the soul of the picture, the one person who sees the reality at every turn. It’s not Woody Allen’s best, but it is more original than he tends to be these days, and it’s certainly worth seeing for Cate Blanchett.


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Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/bluejasmine
Director: Woody Allen
Producer: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter and Adam Stern
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tammy Blanchard, Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich

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Charleston City Paper Watch a self-centered narcissist's fall from grace in Woody Allen's latest Writer/director Woody Allen loves to showcase self-loathing characters as they prevent themselves from being happy. by Dan Hudak 08/21/2013
Portland Mercury Central Casting Woody Allen's cast makes a great Blue Jasmine. by Zac Pennington 08/07/2013
Creative Loafing Atlanta Woody Allen's streetcar is named Jasmine The director updates Tennessee Williams' classic play with Cate Blanchett by Andrew Alexander 08/07/2013
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Chicago Reader In Blue Jasmine, the song remains the same Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's latest, is too enamored of the affluent to be anything but tone deaf. by Ben Sachs 07/31/2013
Creative Loafing Charlotte Blue Jasmine: A Streetcar Named Woody Rating: *** by Matt Brunson 08/23/2013
Boise Weekly Blue Jasmine: How Woody Got His Groove Back Now playing at The Flicks by George Prentice 08/14/2013
East Bay Express Blue Jasmine Woody's back, and Cate's got him. by Kelly Vance 07/31/2013
North Coast Journal Learning to (Pub) Crawl Pegg and Wright save civilization one pint at a time by John J. Bennett 08/29/2013
Colorado Springs Independent Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine is sorrowful but superb "I used to know the words. Now it's all a jumble," Jasmine says of her current state in life. She may as well be reciting her own epitaph. by Glenn Heath Jr. 08/21/2013
Indy Week Woody Allen's stunning Blue Jasmine The way Allen strikes a poignant tone, with a sharp eye toward social realism and a softer embrace of bourgeois comforts simultaneously, gives Blue Jasmine meaning, heart and its best material. by Nathan Gelgud 08/21/2013
Arkansas Times Single rich female seeking happiness Woody Allen fills 'Blue Jasmine' with types, not fleshed-out characters. by Mike Powell 08/22/2013
North Coast Journal Growing Pains Kick-Ass and Hit Girl hit the awkward stage by John J. Bennett 08/22/2013
NUVO Movie review: Blue Jasmine Jasmine is a good movie, one of Woody Allen's best in years, but the draw is Cate Blanchett, who takes an off-putting character and makes her surprisingly riveting. by Ed Johnson-Ott 08/16/2013

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