Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American black comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. and starring Cate Blanchet, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay. The story is about a formerly rich Manhattan socialite who falls on hard times and has to move into her working class sister‘s apartment in San Francisco.
- Cate Blanchett as “Jasmine”
- Sally Hawkins as Ginger, Jasmine’s sister
- Alec Baldwin as Hal Francis
- Andrew Dice Clay as Augie, Ginger’s ex-husband
- Bobby Cannavale as Chili, Ginger’s fiancé
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Blue Jasmine : Critical response
The film received critical acclaim, particularly for Blanchett’s performance. Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Hawkins and Allen were nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay, respectively. Blanchett also won the Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film was also a box office success, earning $97.5 million worldwide against a budget of $18 million.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 91%, with an average rating of 8.1/10, based on 210 reviews. The website’s critical consensus states, “Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form—and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.”
Cate Blanchett winning Best Actress for “Blue Jasmine”
Jasmine: Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown, there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming.
Augie: Some people, they don’t put things behind so easily.