Director: Woody Allen
Screenwriter: Woody Allen
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard
Sony Pictures Classics
Rated PG-13 | 98 Minutes
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Written and directed by Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) as Jasmine, a Manhattan socialite who moves to San Francisco to live with her estranged sister after her wealthy husband Hal (Alec Baldwin) divorces her.
Her sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky), is trying to get her own life together: she just ditched her rough around the edges husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay) after he lost all their money in business dealings with Hal.
Unable to afford the high-rises of Manhattan after her divorce, Jasmine forces herself back into Ginger’s life where she meets her sister’s latest boyfriend, Chili (Bobby Cannavale), a nice enough blue-collar guy who doesn’t live up to Jasmine’s still-upper class standards.
Jasmine is a frenetic ball of nervous energy, wounded and abandoned. With the help of booze and anti-depressants, she attempts to put her life back together piece by piece. She gets a day job, goes on dates, and slowly learns how to fend for herself.
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