It's hard to say which is more fascinating
It's hard to say which is more fascinating, Jasmine's fictional journey or Blanchett's dramatic journey in the film, between the two Jasmines. Look at Jasmine in her glory: her skin virtually glows, her smile is glorious, and her ethereal, high-class beauty jumps off the screen. But when Jasmine's down, Blanchett's eyes are red and puffy, her skin pale and blotchy. Her posture changes. Sweat stains soak the same silk dress that once looked so smashing. As always, Allen draws strong supporting performances from wholesale bears football jerseys. The comic Andrew Dice Clay is an especially fun surprise as Ginger's embittered ex, and Louis C.K. is deviously sweet as Ginger's suitor. Peter Sarsgaard strikes the right tone as a wealthy diplomat who just might be Jasmine's savior. Is "Blue Jasmine" an Occupy Wall Street-era morality tale, or just a deeply absorbing character study? Either way, Allen has given us a whole lot to chew on and a flawed heroine we'll remember for a long time. "Blue Jasmine," a Sony Pictures Classics release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "mature thematic material, language and sexual content." Running time: 98 minutes. Three and a half stars out of cheap panthers jerseys for men.