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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

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After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD BLUE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Mar 13, 2020

I'm not a fan of Woody Allen, or of his films, but I've seen a few (mainly to see if I might change my mind). So far... no. But on to "Blue Jasmine".
Which I don't consider a comedy, even though it's listed as one.
The sets, locations, and costumes look great in this film, but the script and characters aren't so great, as is often the case when someone is both writer and director. The actors do a really great job with what they have to work with, though.
Cate Blanchette plays a character (Jasmine) who becomes more and more unstable, is frightening (far more than just runny mascara scary), thoroughly unlikable, and is very damaged, lashing out in really nasty ways at people who generally don't deserve it.
Jasmine met and married a so-called great guy, Hal (played by Alec Baldwin), and I think it's telling in one way (as shown in trailers for this film, so not a spoiler) that Hal says to others over dinner that he fell in love with the name, Jasmine. He obviously didn't fall in love with *her*, or he wasn't capable of healthy love.
Without giving away anything big, NYC-based Jasmine ends up financially hurting ("broke") and decides to stay with her long-suffering sister, who lives in San Francisco. There's a lot of friction, emotional abuse, unhappiness, and gaslighting, so if those are triggers for you, you might want to give this film a miss. Also, Louis CK is in this film, if you want to give him a miss.
An appearance by a very young and talented Alden Ehrenreich (who went on to play Han Solo in "Solo"), and solid character performances by Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, and Bobby Cannavale are reasons you might want to watch this film.
Also, the whole "do people deserve certain things that happen to them" and degrees of personal accountability thought-hamsters-running-on-a-wheel-at-1-am might contribute to some insomnia. Just saying.
The choice is yours.

Jan 07, 2019

Cate Blanchett plays a rich bitch who uses people and lies and somehow believes she can get away with it, a morality tale, I guess you would call this, told with a multitude of flashbacks. The various boyfriend characters are interesting and well-crafted. No diversity though, all the actors are white & heterosexual.

Garth Thomson
Sep 27, 2018

This was listed as a comedy. I suppose if you like to laugh at the horrendous fate of a rich woman who failed to look after herself but depended utterly on her wealthy, seductive, unfaithful and corrupt husband, you might find it funny. I found it tragic even traumatic. You would have to have an axe to grind against rich women, been through this yourself and have fully recovered, or be extraordinarily cynical and insensitive to the suffering of other people to laugh at this. If it's a comedy, it's a very dark one.

Jul 08, 2018

The library has this movie classified as a comedy. It is NOT a comedy, so if you are looking for a lighthearted romp, this is not it.

Apr 03, 2018

Typical Woody Allen fare. If you are not a city dweller who loves endless dialogue, you will probably fast forward through much of the movie.

Aug 30, 2017

A not very interesting film about not very interesting people. Sally Hawkins gives the Oscar deserving performance, not that Cate Blanchett isn't very good. Alec Baldwin always plays the same character, no matter what the movie. The writing sheds little light and no heat. The film itself, at least, is well crafted.

Apr 19, 2016

This film is loaded with wonderful acting, with Cate Blanchett appearing stellar in her role. But the film felt incomplete, unfinished, lacking something in the end. It is certainly worth seeing though.

Mar 23, 2016

Subtitles are large, yellow with a black background
At first I thought the charachter 'Jasmine' was overacted but realized this is how people with bi-polar are...highs are very high & lows are very low. Overall there was no plot to the movie, which Im not a fan of. But it takes a snapshot of life, which I can appreciate. Wouldn't highly recommend but it's something to watch once you've watched everytjing else.

Mar 08, 2016

Did not like.

Jan 19, 2016

I went to the theatre to see it and knew right away that Cate Blanchette's performance was going to win awards. It was Woody Allen at his creative and directorial best. I've watched it a couple of times since.
Those giving it a low score simply haven't grown up with Woody Allen movies as I have. I guess that makes me old.
I urge that this film be watched. A bit depressing watching someone fall apart by, hey, that's real life in all it's glory.

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Aug 13, 2014

Ending song "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" lyrics:
A good man is hard to find,
You always get the other kind
Just when you think that he's your pal,
You look for him and find
Him fooling around some other gal
Then you rave,
You even pray,
To see him laying in his grave
So if your man is nice,
You better take my advice
Hug him in the morning,
Kiss him every night,
Give him plenty loving,
Treat him right
Cause a good man now day's is hard to find

So if your man is nice,
You better take my advice
And hug him in the morning,
Kiss him every night,
Give him plenty loving,
And treat him right
For a good man now day's is hard to find

Aug 13, 2014

Jasmine: Believe me when I tell you. They tried six medications on me. Cocktails, they call them. The only cocktail that helped was a Stoli martini.


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Apr 24, 2014

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