Blue Jasmine Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Blue Jasmine

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A kind of blue Jasmine (by Miles).

  • Starring:

    Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis CK, Daniel Jenks, Max Rutherford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alden Ehrenreich, Joy Carlin, Richard Conti

  • Directed by:

    Woody Allen

  • Running time:

    99 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Women are manhandled, a woman hits a man. Object thrown/smashed, doors slammed. Arguing, raised voices. Suicide (hanging) discussed. People watch a boxing match on television.


    Kissing, flirting, infidelity. A couple go to a car to have sex, a couple move to the bedroom to have sex, a married man kisses a woman, a man admits to multiple affairs. Sexual conquests, sex addiction, one-night-stand mentioned. Skimpy clothing, nipples showing through blouses, cleavage. Woman in bath, shower (no genitals seen).


    A woman frequently consumes Xanax. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails), intoxication, bar setting. Smoking. Getting high on nitrous oxide mentioned. Prozac, lithium mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Affluence, ethnic, mental health, regional, gender, tourist stereotypes. Religious reference and exclamations.


    Anxiety, sisters, fraud, investment, property portfolios, lottery, infidelity, relationships, forgiveness, nervous breakdown, mental imbalance, computers, charity, jealousy, talking to oneself, fashion, interior design, rejection, extramarital affairs, lying, class.


    Estranged son, estranged husband. Panic attack, nervous breakdown. Divorce, adoption, child custody, violent ex-husband, deceased wife mentioned. Plane, horses. Fur worn. ADD, epilepsy, running away from home, heart attack, claustrophobia, fear of death mentioned. Reference to electric shock therapy.


    Hypnotic, catastrophic, timely, first-class, funny, sharp, lively, nonlinear, intimate. Sharp script, rich characters, superb acting, simple premise, assured tone, agonising performance from Cate Blanchett, terrific supporting cast, fascinating character study, well structured.


    Dialogue-heavy, transparent, ill-conceived, under-thought, disinterested, sloppy, misanthropic, sour, depressing. Underdeveloped secondary characters, dull at times, distasteful reference to adoption, lazy flashbacks.

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