Woody Allen’s latest film features an Oscar-worthy performance from Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a broke and broken socialite.

After the government took away all her fraudulent husband’s assets, Jasmine moves in with her free-spirited and working-class sister Ginger (Hawkins). When she’s not wallowing in self-pity and swallowing anti-depressants, Jasmine constantly criticises Ginger’s choice of men.

With echoes of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and the recent Madoff scandal, Blue Jasmine has been hailed by many as one of Allen’s best film in years.


Hers (Blanchett) will be the performance to beat come awards season.

The Independent