Friday, September 6, 2013



Cate Blanchett: socialite Jasmine Francis
Sally Hawkins: her sister Ginger
Andrew Dice Clay: Ginger’s husband Augie
Alec Baldwin: Jasmine's financier husband Harold “Hal” 
Alden Ehrenreich: Hal’s son and Jasmine’s step-son Danny
Bobby Cannavale: Ginger’s friend Chili
Louis C.K.: sound engineer Al
Michael Stuhlbarg: Dr. Flicker
Peter Sarsgaard: wealthy aspiring politician Dwight Westlake

Not an easy film to watch because of the disturbing, dark-edged character portrayed by Cate Blanchett in what has got to be her finest performance to date.
However she is not alone in terms of good acting: Sally Hawkins practically steals every scene she’s in and several supporting actors do an excellent job as well.

Using the parallel storyline construct we get to see both sides of Jasmine’s life; not all of it is pretty but there is a ring of truth to it. Perhaps that is why it leaves such an impact on the viewer? 

for mature thematic material, language and sexual content.

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