WON FOR:BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett has given a riveting performance of a woman who is on the border of insanity. Blue Jasmine sends a few profound messages. One being honesty, which lends itself to reality that can set you free of your demons, if you can deal with the truth. The character Jasmine is about as unstable as a stack of multi-sized blocks stacked 3 feet high. After living the life of the rich and semi-quasi famous in New York, Jasmine finds herself living with her lower middle class, adopted sister (played by Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco. Things get pretty crazy as Jasmine tries to make sense of her life and get back on her feet. Alec Baldwin also gives a worthy performance as Jasmine’s crooked husband while Andrew Dice Clay plays her sister’s ex-husband. Over all, Woody Allen has directed another fine film. Cate Blanchett turned in a performance that is every bit worthy of an Oscar.
[BLUE JASMINE is nominated for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay]