In "Blue Jasmine," the title character of Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is living the high life in New York City as a socialite and wife to affluent businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin). Everything changes dramatically when she and Hal split and all of her money is seized by the government following Hal's shady business deals. This leaves Jasmine alone, distraught and broke.
With little left in her life, Jasmine travels (in first class) to live with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco. This move is a tough transition from Jasmine's formerly lavish lifestyle as Ginger lives simply, something only made worse when Ginger's friends (portrayed by Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay) question Jasmine's motives and intent. Jasmine struggles to keep it together underneath all of the pressures, which proves to be quite the difficult task.
"Blue Jasmine" joins a number of other stellar movies already playing in the summer of 2013 including "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "Girl Most Likely," "Red 2," "R.I.P.D.," "Pacific Rim," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger," "Despicable Me 2," "The Heat," "White House Down," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," "After Earth," "Fast and Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III," "The Great Gatsby," "Oblivion," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
Who Else Am I Going to Spoil?
Hal: "So what do you think?"
Jasmine: "I love it! You shouldn't spoil me so."
Hal: "Well why not? Who else am I going to spoil?"
Your Husband Was a Slick Operator
Jasmine: "You'll be very happy to know that I lost every cent of my own money."
Ginger: "Your husband was a slick operator. I was there a week. I knew the guy was hitting on a girlfriend."
Jasmine: "I… I… I can't."
Ginger confronts Jasmine about her high class ways on what Jasmine claims to be a zero-dollar budget. Ginger adds in an I told you so about Jasmine's husband Hal, something Jasmine does not want to hear.
She Doesn't Care About You
Chili: "She doesn't care about you! She's a phony!"
Jasmine: "Can you please not fight in here? I don't think I can take it. For some reason my Xanax isn't kicking in."
Staying With My Sister
Jasmine: "He met me at a party and swept me off my feet."
Jasmine: "You know I have never been to San Francisco. I'll be staying with my sister."