Blue Jasmine

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Blue Jasmine 12A

A work of brilliance. A powerhouse performance from Blanchett. ★★★★★

Empire

Allen has produced an outstanding movie, immensely satisfying and absorbing. It is pure movie going pleasure. ★★★★★

The Guardian

The performances are worthy of stand-up-and-cheer ovations all round

The Observer

Blue Jasmine - Awards

  • 2014 BAFTA Winner: Best Leading Actress – Cate Blanchett
  • 2014: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Critics Choice Award - Best Actress - Cate Blanchett
  • 2014: Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Cate Blanchett
  • 2014: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Cate Blanchett

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Summary

Blue Jasmine

Winner of 1 Oscar 2014 Academy Award:

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Cate Blanchett

Winner of 1 BAFTA 2014 Film Award:

Leading Actress – Cate Blanchett

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin),  elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself  back together again.

Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she’s on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of Ginger’s boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another “loser” like Ginger’s ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her sister’s psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly intuits that Jasmine won’t feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts work as the receptionist in a dentist’s office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).