This is the ‘riches to rags’ story of Jasmine (Blanchett). When her affluent New York lifestyle is cut short, she seeks refuge with her sister Ginger (Hawkins) in San Francisco. She meets a new man which could mean a fresh start, but Jasmine is already lost to herself, so the relationship is doomed before it starts.
Falling from grace is too much for Jasmine’s frail psyche, and she struggles to maintain her grip on reality.
This is a fantastic film with all eyes focussed on Jasmine. It is a change of pace for Woody Allen with women and their troubles in the limelight for the entire show. Cate Blanchett is so extraordinarily riveting that she takes the script to a whole new level. In fact, I wonder if the film would have worked so well with some-one else in that role?
What amazing acting from Blanchett, and from everyone in the cast! This is a must-see film – what more can I say?