Written November 25, 2015
Beautifully crafted, economically written, engaging storylines (recognizable from literature as well as daily newspapers), compellingly cast and acted. It has sadness, laughter, and believabity. It's up there with the best of Woody Allen's films.
Written May 02, 2016
Cate Blanchett's performance makes the movie totally worth a "MUST GO!" rating. I also liked her sister in the movie. They were such polar opposites yet her younger sister still loved "Jasmine".
Written December 02, 2015
I have not been able to stop thinking about this movie. It was so good on so many levels. Kate Blanchett is wonderful in the tragic role of a rich, spoiled woman who loses everything through her her husband's dishonesty. The rest of the supporting characters do a superb job as well. Andrew Dice Clay is quite believable as a contractor who loses everything due to the mishandling of his savings through the Madoff character, played to the hilt by Alex Baldwin. The wardrobe was an important part of the movie as well. Kate's holding on to her Chanel jacket and pearls on her downward spiral reminded me of Blanche Dubois holding onto her Southern Bell wardrobe as she also cannot come to terms with her present situation.
Woody Allen's use of music had me waiting through the credits to catch who the artists were.
Written January 19, 2014
did not feel like the typical woody allen movie.
Written August 04, 2013
Wow Woody, your truly not getting older, but continue to get better. Cate Blancett was superb. She should win all the awards for this year. Her voice modulation, her eyes and facial expressions were spot-on.
Whoever cast this picture (Woody?) did a stellar job. The whole cast was brilliant.