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3.5
4,462 Ratings

Blue Jasmine

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

In an Oscar-winning turn, Cate Blanchett is Jasmine, an unstable, disgraced New York socialite who moves to San Francisco to stay with her sister Ginger after falling on hard times.

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Blue Jasmine Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | 2nd place: Best Actress

2013 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

2013 | Winner: Movie Everyone Is Wrong About

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | 2 nominations including: Best Ensemble

2013 | 3rd place: Best Lead Performance

BAFTA Awards

2014 | Winner: Best Leading Actress

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Original Screenplay

Blue Jasmine is a typical auteur film. Rich as it may seem when viewed in isolation, it looks much richer in the context of its creator’s body of work… Jasmine is a strikingly Zelig-like figure, though her situation is far more tragic. If the ‘true’ Zelig could not be revealed while he was imitating those around him, Jasmine will cease to exist if she stops acting… Whereas Zelig could fit in anywhere, Jasmine fits in nowhere.
June 03, 2014
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A single close-up of Cate Blanchett – quietly intense, bleary-eyed, and halfway gone – dropped into an otherwise lighthearted dialogue scene twists Woody Allen’s new movie from a familiar neurotic comedy into a much darker psychological horror film, a transformation it never returns from. Instead, the film, like a knife slowly entering one’s torso, burrows deeper into the chasm of avarice and denial that is Blanchett’s character…
October 17, 2013
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While Allen’s self-consciously contemporary film stays part-way lodged in the Great Depression, Blanchett’s Jasmine gets one real, vital tremor of outrage that’s near to an insight: "There’s only so many traumas a person can withstand before they take to the streets and start screaming.
September 26, 2013
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