in about 100 words or less
US 98m, Colour
Director: Woody Allen; Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
Two adopted sisters whose lives have gone in different directions are brought back together through shared misfortune. Once a wealthy and privileged New York socialite, Jasmine is forced to live with her working class sister while she attempts to work her way through school and maintain a regular job. Perpetually lamenting her lost life, Blanchett is outstanding as Jasmine, a delusional and narcissistic Blanche DuBois-like character who continually deceives herself in Allen’s dark comedic version of a Streetcar Named Desire (Klaus Ming February 2014).