English/PG-13 /98 min.
86th Academy Awards
Best Actress WINNER: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Hawkins;
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen
Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine's narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone's lives, especially her own. Directed by Woody Allen. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard and Sally Hawkins
"In all, this is the strongest, most resonant movie Woody Allen has made in years."- David Denby, New Yorker
"A meaty, fully realized drama that cleverly functions as both an update of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and a satire on One Percent excess." - Justin Chang, Variety