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Blue Jasmine

After recent excursions to London, Paris, and Rome, Woody Allen shifts his focus back to American shores, following Cate Blanchett's New York housewife through a personal crisis that takes her to San Francisco.

After recent excursions to London, Paris, and Rome, Woody Allen shifts his focus back to American shores, following Cate Blanchett’s New York housewife through a personal crisis that takes her to San Francisco. Alec Baldwin plays Blanchett’s husband, whom the actor describes as ”a go-getter, hard-charging corporate type who wants to buy her everything and keep her happy. Then he turns around and trades her in for a younger woman.” Baldwin, who starred in Allen’s 2012 comedy To Rome With Love, says the director is no different at home or abroad. ”Wherever Woody goes, it’s the same thing,” he says. ”No characters are more exquisitely cynical and hopeful in the same 90 minutes as Woody’s characters are.”