Blue Jasmine

Synopsis: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine's narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone's lives, especially her own.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 54 wins & 75 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
78
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
PG-13
Year:
2013
98 min
Website
12,883 Views


1

(LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL STARS'

"BACK O' TOWN BLUES" PLAYING)

There was no one like Hal.

He met me at a party

and swept me off my feet.

"Blue Moon" was playing.

You know "Blue Moon?"

Sure.

I still remember that.

Oh.

Blue moon

And one more year

and I would have graduated.

But I quit BU to marry him. I mean,

what was I learning at school anyway?

I mean, can you picture me

as an anthropologist?

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

Is that a joke?

The sex was always great. Well,

he was nine years older than me.

He'd already made

and lost a fortune.

But then he made it back,

and more. I mean, much more.

God, he was dynamic.

Taught me everything I know

about real lovemaking,

not that I care to get too graphic.

Believe me when I tell you.

They tried six medications on me.

Cocktails, they call them.

The only cocktail that helped

was a Stoli martini.

I never trusted doctors.

Doctors put both my parents

in early graves.

JASMINE:
I have never

been to San Francisco.

And Hal and I traveled everywhere.

I hear it's beautiful.

I'll be staying with my sister,

Ginger. She's divorced.

Biologically, she's not my sister.

She's adopted. We're both adopted.

I couldn't stand her ex-husband.

He used to hit her.

That's mine. The Vuitton.

My plan is to start a new life out here.

Hm.

Put everything behind me

and start fresh.

Go West. Was it Horace Greeley

who said that? "Go West."

Oh, there's my family.

It was really nice talking to you.

JASMINE:
Oh, I'll call you,

maybe for lunch.

I don't have your number.

Who's that woman you were talking to?

I was sitting next to her on the plane.

She was talking to herself.

I thought she said something to me.

I said, "What?"

But she couldn't stop

babbling about her life.

()

Where--? Where am I exactly?

DRIVER:

You said 305 South Van Ness.

(DOORBELL BUZZES)

Can you wait, help me with my bags?

DRIVER:
Sure.

(DOORBELL BUZZES)

I don't know where she is.

She expected me.

The plane was on time.

Yes, I'm-- I'm--

You all right?

I'm fine. I just sometimes get

where I can't take a deep breath

and when I can, it makes me panic

and it makes it even worse.

Okay.

Could I have some privacy?

Sure, sure.

Hello, Ginger?

Yes, I'm here.

I'm right in front of the place.

It is 305?

Uh-huh.

Ugh. Well, how long?

What? Where is it?

No, no, I see it.

Okay. Oh, okay.

Just-- Would you please hurry?

My sister left the keys in the bar.

Can you wait?

DRIVER:
Sure.

()

Is that it?

Thank you.

Oh, thank you.

Have a great day, all right?

Bye-bye.

So, what do you think?

I love it.

The fireplaces work. I don't

like when they're for show.

It's so light and airy

and the ceilings are so high.

How can anyone breathe

with a low ceiling? The view.

You wanted Fifth Avenue.

Central Park. Superb.

Oh, this space is perfect.

We hardly have to do a thing.

You shouldn't spoil me so.

Well, why not?

Who else am I gonna spoil?

Did I tell you my news?

What?

Danny is gonna be living with us.

Oh, honey.

Oh, that's great news.

I worked it out with his mom,

her lawyers.

Oh, he'll be so much happier

when he's with us full-time.

()

JASMINE:

Happy birthday, Danny.

Kids at school say we're really rich

and that you give money to charity.

Sure I do. You gotta remember

as you go through life

to share what you earn

with the less fortunate.

Not everyone is as lucky

as we are.

Domingo?

Yes, ma'am.

Another bottle of the Margaux.

Sure.

MAN:

Excuse me.

It would look perfect.

Wouldn't wash me out?

No, not at all.

Not the way he--

Oh, isn't he sweet?

This song was playing

when Hal and I first met.

(CONAL FOWKES' "BLUE MOON"

PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS)

I fell in love with the name Jasmine.

WOMAN:
Oh, so romantic.

I changed it.

Yeah, Jeanette had no panache.

(CHUCKLES)

This song was playing

when we first met.

You know it? Yeah, we met

at a party at Martha's Vineyard.

"Blue Moon."

Come on, boys.

Okay, let's go, Augie.

I gotta get home. Someone's waiting.

We helped Dad

move the furniture today.

GINGER:
Oh, really? That's

your idea of taking the boys?

Letting them help you

lug somebody's furniture upstairs?

They loved it. Great exercise.

GINGER:
Yeah?

They-- We ate franks and beans.

GINGER:
Yeah.

AUGIE:
Relax.

GINGER:
Let's go, Johnny, come on.

Come on. Let's go. Come on.

AUGIE:
What's the rush?

What's the rush, Ginger?

You got a date?

It's none of your business.

It happens to be Jeanette, so...

Jeanette?

Jasmine?

What is she doing in town?

She's living with me

till she gets back on her feet.

She's had a bad time. Yeah.

Uh-huh.

When she had money,

she wanted nothing to do with you.

Now that she's broke,

she's moving in.

She's not just broke.

She's screwed up.

And it's none of your damn

business. She's family.

She stole our money.

Okay.

Understand? We could have been set.

That was our whole chance in life.

For the last time, Augie,

he was the crook, not her, okay?

What the hell did she know

about finance?

Don't stand there and tell me that.

She's married to a guy for years,

up to his ass in phony real estate

and bank fraud.

She knew nothing about it?

Believe me, she knew, Ginger.

Okay? She knew.

But when all those diamonds

and minks were flying in,

she just looked the other way.

I don't think so, Augie.

You said it. You said to me,

"She's a phony and had to know."

ELLEN:
Jasmine, your country

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