Written April 26, 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 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.
Written July 28, 2016
I'm not the biggest Alan fan but this movie was very well done. The supporting cast was as good as the leading actors, including a shockingly great performance by Andrew Dice Clay. Who saw that coming?
I walked away thinking, "that wasn't bad", but the plot and characters stayed with me for days and my appreciation continue to grow for the film and the actors.
This is no first date movie, certainly serious, but well worth the watch.