PG-13 | | Drama
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...
The character of Jasmine Francis (Cate Blanchett) is based on Ruth Madoff, wife of Wall Street swindler Bernie Madoff. After Madoff's Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2008, he was sent to prison. Ruth Madoff moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where she lived in a condo with her sister, Joan Ramon, and Ramon's husband, both of whom had been victims of Bernie Madoff's swindle. After losing millions, Ramon and her husband were operating a car service to make ends meet. Also, like Jasmine, Ruth Madoff became estranged from her two sons, who had reported their father's Ponzi scheme to the SEC. While one of her sons, Mark, committed suicide in 2011, Ruth eventually reconciled with her other son, Andrew, and he provided a house for her to live in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
It's fraught with peril. They gossip, you know, they talk. I saw Danny. Yes, did I tell you? He's getting married. A weekend in Palm Beach means I can wear... what could I wear? I can wear the Dior dress I bought in Paris. Yes, my black dress. Well,...
When Hal is in the kitchen after the birthday party Jasmine confronts him about Raylene. The open wine bottle is on the counter and as she passes into another room to get more wine, it's in her hand.
$612,064 (USA) (28 July 2013)
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