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Gunnar's avatar


Cate Blanchett's role of a lifetime. Holy shit this was incredible. An acting class for years to come.
10 years 8 months ago
atclubsilencio's avatar


A crowning achievement for Woody Allen, being one of his greatest later works but one of his best of all time. As for Cate Blanchett, what else can I say? She's a force of nature, taking acting to a completely different level. She's staggeringly brilliant. I don't see how she wont win best actress.
10 years 7 months ago
IreneAdler's avatar


An absolutely wonderful movie.

Cate Blanchett was a revelation. She is always wonderful but this one was just amazing. Such a great actress, it was just a joy to watch her in all the different emotional states her character was going through.

The film itself was pretty well-made, too. Woody Allen is really a master of dialogue; the whole movie consists of little more than dialogue and it was still absolutely gripping. The conversations between all the characters where just so interesting to watch and seemed so real... and it was easy to relate to different situations, even if you'd not experienced them yourself.

The flashbacks were great, ever present but not confusing at all, just adding to the atmosphere and creating a good story. There were countless really funny moments as well as sad ones.

The only thing that initially bothered me was the ending, it didn't seem right to cut the movie off at that point... but after some consideration most of that feeling was probably just based on the fact that I had such a great time watching the movie and did not want it to end at all.
10 years 3 months ago
Torgo's avatar


The film needed a while to unfold for me, but then it became better with every minute. Cate Blanchett simply owns this movie.
10 years 3 months ago
Scratch47's avatar


This incisive, hilarious and deeply mature film finds its footing thanks to a mindblowing central performance and very solid supporting work. It plays out like theater, or a parable of sorts, that in dealing with the worm at the center of the apple of success, your only choices are responsible and brutal self reflection on your own weaknesses, or to let yourself and others collapse under the strain of expectation, false happiness, and insecure resentment. The tonal tightrope of sparkling comedy and deadly serious drama has rarely been walked so well here, thanks to Cate Blanchett's utter masterclass of a job. Her body language, facial expressions, twitches and ticks are seamless, fascinating and mesmerizing - when she disintegrates into a full psychosis, you'll marvel at how you are compelled to feel a sense of both pity and contempt, both fascination and revulsion. In her quest to leech off the crust of the social ladder and live the dream, Jasmine proves her lazy, entitled, self important and bitter, hypocritical nature, but also through a pathetic and weak justification for the magnetic self-destruction she wreaks on all those around her, in the name of using others as stepping stones to a life built on obsession and narcissism. The wounds are never far from the surface. I was left to wonder how many women's lives Jasmine's life in fact directly parallels - indeed, as we see, how many would fall for it?
Woody Allen's insight into the male and supporting characters is also admirable and plausible, who mostly act with stronger integrity, anger, pathos, and regret, the exception being again, the most successful of them. The end disturbingly infers that all true progress in relationship is illusory to immature social climbers as long as they act like addicts and bullshit themselves afterwards, and that such a plague of a moral contract seems to be both infectious and willful. The narrative is fairly straightforward, yet when I wasn't laughing, I was quite stunned at this film's emotional audacity. This film truly proves the adage, 'a man's test is a woman, but a woman's test is material'. A terrific, refined piece of black satire.
10 years 6 months ago
RuhBuhJuh's avatar


I fear the admittedly superb Cate Blanchett hides the many flaws of this film. It's unfinished.
10 years 6 months ago
Lumen's avatar


Cate Blanchett and the script made me stay (every other comment on this page will describe it :p ), for the rest I was disappointed: no more then one or two smiles, no insights... 'Like a rolling stone' was good enough as song, this movie doesn't add much.
It's not a bad movie, on the contrary. But I don't expect to remember this movie for long.
10 years ago
frankqb's avatar


In the great pantheon of Woody Allen films, there are great films, good films and films you pretend don't exist when your friends talk about how they can't stand his movies.

Blue Jasmine is not one of the great movies of Allen's oeuvre. It is, fortunately, not one of the embarrassments either -- far from it. Indeed, it is a good film that has an emotional core that resonates in a modern America. The downside is that it always seems a little self-aware of its own goals, a little too "script-conscious" to coin a term. Perhaps it's just a familiarity with his style, but I couldn't help but be aware that this was an Allen film from start to finish. Usually this fact is covered by an absorbing plot, but Blue Jasmine is so wrapped up in character study that we feel left on the sidelines watching rather than invited in.

Much has been said about Blanchett's performance and it is a laudable one at that -- truly deserving of its accolades. That said, it feels like an incredible performance saving an otherwise mediocre film.

3 stars out of 4
10 years 3 months ago
Sandgrenbrygg's avatar


Good movie, but just for the one time you watch it. Fantastic performance by Cate Blanchett.
Also, kudos too The Diceman for a good, and really surprising, dramatic role.
10 years 3 months ago
Yikinkling's avatar


Lucky enough to feel the extreme
3 years 3 months ago
Malena's avatar


I absolutely loved the performance of Cate Blanchett, one of my all time favorite actresses! Sally Hawkins was very good too but I absolutely hated the movie!
8 years 6 months ago
jhhayes's avatar


Fantastic!!!!! Cate Blanchett's Academy Award was so well deserved. Amazing performance!
9 years 9 months ago
cfish80's avatar


A powerhouse performance from the great Cate , and equally terrific supporting work from (especially) Hawkins, Clay, and Cannavale.
10 years 2 months ago
Tornadiz's avatar


I see, why many people liked this, but me personally, nope. i don't know why. Maybe it's because emotionally i'm not mature enough :P
The 'funny' moments didn't get to me and i didn't like the end. All in all it was too monotone.
Now i think all this comes with a movie from Woody Allen, but i'm just a complete layman.

On the other side i did think positive about the social teaching, but if that's all, they wanted to show, i'm pretty saddened.

Well, i don't need to say something about Cate. It's obvious and everbody said it already.
10 years 3 months ago
akuma587's avatar


Pretty stunning film. Cate Blanchett blows it out of the park and captures a pretty difficult role perfectly. She makes the lead character both lovable and totally unlikeable at the same time. The end of the film really hits you in a way few other films do.

The supporting cast is not dynamite, but they play a good counterpoint to Cate Blanchett's character. The editing is superb. The use of flashbacks is the best I have seen in a long time. The Alec Baldwin scenes are excellent.

Probably my favorite Woody Allen movie of the last ten years.
10 years 7 months ago

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