Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine Information

Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was released on July 26, 2013 in New York and Los Angeles.


Hal (Alec Baldwin) and Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) are a multi-millionaire couple in New York living the "good life" " mansions, yachts, and wealthy friends. Then smooth-talking Hal is exposed as a crooked financier and goes to prison and leaves her. With nowhere else to go, Jasmine moves into her sister's lower-middle-class apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

Jasmine's life improves when she meets wealthy Dwight Westlake, who wants to become a California Congressman. He wants to marry Jasmine until he learns that she lied to him about who she is.



In late March 2012, it was announced that Cate Blanchett was being eyed for the lead role. This was later confirmed along with the rest of the principal cast in June 2012. In preparation for her role, Blanchett explained, "I did a lot of people watching. I drank my fair share of rosť. In the end I had to play the anti-heroine that Woody's written, but of course I thought about the Madoff scandal, because that's the holocaust of the financial crisis. And there are many, many women like that. I followed them like everybody else did, but as an actress you go back and you're slightly more forensic about those relationships."

The picture was filmed in 2012 in New York City and San Francisco. Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, and Edward Walson served as the film's producers. Sony Pictures Classics distributed the film, marking the sixth collaboration between the label and Allen.


Early reviews suggest the film will be rated very highly among Woody Allen's recent offerings, as well as praised Blanchett's performance as one of her strongest: David Denby of The New Yorker stated that "in all, this is the strongest, most resonant movie Woody Allen has made in years." As of August 8, 2013, the film had a 90% approval rating among the 'Approved Tomatometer Critics' on film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Andrew Dice Clay's performance was critically praised in the film.

On Metacritic, the film received a score of 77 out of 100 based on 40 critic reviews

The film received a slow rollout, modeled after the release of Midnight in Paris; it grossed an estimated $612,767 in its first three days, which took place at six theaters in Los Angeles and New York City. It was Allen's "best-ever opening per-screen average" and the year's highest per-screen average, beating Spring Breakers "impressive debut on three screens."

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