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  1. John Aradest
    September 19, 2013

    THIS COMMENT CONTAINS SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    The movie ends abruptly with Jasmine sitting on a park bench talking to herself, having left her sister’s home permanently without even taking a purse. The ending suggests perhaps a laziness on the part of the writer-director, but who could accuse Mr. Allen of being lazy, given the magnitude of films he has written and directed, now well into the second half of his seventies. Or perhaps Mr. Allen has constructed a story for which he could not think of an ending which revealed some sort of next (and “final”) step for his lead character. In any event, the ending of the film is very unsatisfying for the audience.

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    • Joseph Belanger
      January 25, 2014

      While I can see why you find the ending abrupt, I find it fitting. It suits Jasmine’s pattern and the suggestion is that she has real psychological issues that could lead to her living on the streets. In some ways, I think it’s the only possible ending for this beautiful character study. Cate Blanchett is just exquisite.

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