After her wealthy husband is arrested over illegally obtained money, Jasmine, a lady of leisure and dinner parties, loses everything and is forced to move in with her sister.
I’ll start off by saying that this movie was brilliant because it wasn’t in my opinion anything like any Woody Allen films that I’d seen before. It's not that I disliked other films of his, more that this film stood out for me. There were a few stylistic qualities that were essentially trademarks of the Woody Allen film, but that was to be expected.
The actors definitely deserve mention Sally Hawkins gave an excellent performance as Jasmine’s sister and Cate Blanchet was incredible as a nervous wreck. The interactions between the two characters were rich in drama and emotion and this is how Blue Jasmine differs from some of his other work. The characters challenge the viewer, the story was edgy and you got the feeling that Jasmine was always on the verge of collapse! There was humour, but this story was much more about drama and emotional complexity.