Written May 05, 2016
This movie is typical Woody Allen....he is a master of character development. I did not enjoy sitting through the depressing downward sanity decline of the main character. There is no uplifting message, no message of hope or anything that would lead you to believe the lives of the people in this movie ever get any better. I would not recommend this movie to anyone but I am sure there will be some Oscar nominations among the players.
Written August 11, 2013
Not the comedy you mzy be expecting from Woody. Very dark albeit with flashes of humor. A great cast and a phenomenal performance from Cate Blanchett. A lock for an Academy Award.
Written July 28, 2013
Junk with stock, one-dimensional characters right out of central Casting.
Predictable and highly boring and who could care about any of them since the main characters were wooden and without a shade of common humanity. Poor Baldwin needs to go to acting school.and get a man's voice.
Not an interesting line or moment of reflection.
While Blanchett is a wonderful talent, here she is snivelling, dull and common. Blanchett's sister's part is well-played.
And the movie has nothing to do with Tennessee Williams ( Oh for a Blanche Dubois!)
Written May 29, 2016
I went to see Blue Jasmine by myself, as I knew I was going to be emotionally engaged to the max...and, I was. I don't care for Alec Baldwin as an individual, but he is a very good actor...he fit the role of a desperate, wobbly "wanna be" who knew no end to the ways that he could combine lies and love, deluding himself as he destroyed his wife, child and ultimately himself...I felt for Jasmine as she had a created herself built upon a house of cards...Woody Allen could always get inside a character better than most, and he has done it again..
Written May 27, 2016
This is not the worst movie I have ever seen but it certainly is in the top two. None of the characters is either well developed or appealing. It is Woody Allen at his self indulgent crest. Don't waste your money or your time.
The movie revolves around a New York woman who lived the high life but then her husband (Alec Baldwin) was found out as a crook (the wife turns him in because she found out he had affairs) who cheated on his wife. She moves in with her sister in San Francisco and then the story goes downhill from there. The dialogue is contrived and the plot line dithers from one set of nonsense to another. This is billed as a "comedy-drama" but it lacks both.