Written March 23, 2017
Nice character study by Cate Blanchett, but the movie is flat and unfunny. The bombshell reveal at the end had no emotional impact on my wife or me. I guess we never felt an emotional connection to the title character, so we didn't care why she found herself in such an awful situation. To us, she pretty much deserved it. This movie needed scintillating dialogue to offset the overall negative mood, and Woody's writing was not up to the task. I would rather have watched one of my wife's picks from Netflix, like maybe something about a serial killer, filmed in Hungarian with subtitles. If done well, that would have at least been interesting.
Written January 26, 2014
This movie is so depressing. There's no comedy to it whatsoever. Maybe it is because I was once friends with a woman very similar to Jasmine, but I didn't find any lesson learned or insight into humanity, either. This woman is so self-centered, so pretentious, so tiresome. Don't bother.
Written August 29, 2016
The story was so intriguing and unfolded in such an interesting way. It keeps your attention from beginning to end and you don't want it to end. Cate Blanchett was terrific as was Sally Hawkins, Bobby Carnevale and all of the cast.
Written January 10, 2014
if you want to be transported (maybe not to a place you want to be), you must see kate blanchett as jasmine. she IS jasmine. the secondary characters are too cartoonish in the writing and acting, but the character of jasmine is written exquisitely and acted even well beyond the writing.
Written September 25, 2016
Wonderfully classic Woody Allen! And with an award-winning performance by Kate Blanchett, who could ask for more? A funny and delightful parody of the wealthy life style vs. the way the rest of us live.