Directed by Woody Allen Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Louis CK, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg English 1 hr 38 mins, rated PG-13
Writer/director Woody Allen's drama Blue Jasmine is about the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don't want to see. 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. 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). But as Jasmine derives her worth from the way she's perceived by others, she herself is blind to what is going around her, and becomes the unwitting instrument of her own downfall. Also starring comedian Louis C.K. and Peter Sarsgaard.
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