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 August 30, 2016
Kate was amazing in this role as a crazy woman but the "plot" is disjointed & confusing. I really hated this movie! Don't even rent it when it comes out in a couple of months.
Written January 16, 2017
Saw the film twice already, and that never happens. The first time, I was enthralled by Cate Blanchet's performance. The next time by all the other performers. Already it is my favorite Woody Allan film.
Written June 22, 2014
Xanax, neurosis, beautiful and intelligent people trading amazing dialog. If this all sounds familiar, it's because this is a Woody Allen film and there's no mistaking it. It reminded me of such greats as Hannah and Her Sisters. Cate Blanchet is spectacular and a shoe-in for an Oscar Nomination. She plays the psycho ex-wife of an extortionist and adulterer and she's a wreck. She talks to herself; she believes she's above menial jobs; and, we meet her when she's broke, lost her husband to felony charges and suicide, her son won't talk to her, and she's forced to move in with her sister in San Francisco and stoop down to socializing with blue collar workers. The storyline is so complex and fun to watch unravel that I was just laughing and truly amazed. Woody Allen still has it and, in fact, he's just getting better. There are plenty of Allen moments, but there's new technique here and it's very, very fresh. Truly a must see.
Written December 03, 2016
Woody Allen gets other actors to play his typical neurotic role. Cate will get an Oscar nod, but there is nothing else redeeming about this movie. Yawn. Save your money on this one, go see 20 feet from Stardom!