Comedy / Drama
Director: Woody Allen
Running time: 98 mins Released: 27th September 2013
About Blue Jasmine
Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is the beautiful, spoiled wife of shady businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin). Having spent many years enjoying the fruits of Hal's dodgy dealings whilst seemingly oblivious to their illegality, Jasmine is devastated when he is charged with fraud and they are stripped of their assets. She flees to San Francisco and the working-class home of Ginger, her more down-to-earth sister (Sally Hawkins). While Jasmine is not impressed with her dingy surroundings and the blue-collar men that Ginger sets her up with, she tries to overcome her class prejudices and even gets a job as a receptionist. But her brittle demeanour and misuse of vodka coupled with her frequent reminiscing about her more opulent past seem to signal that she is headed for a breakdown.