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'Blue Jasmine': Woody Allen on regrets - He's had a few

'Blue Jasmine': Woody Allen on regrets - He's had a few

NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?

His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its intense survey of a life in the free fall of mental and emotional collapse. Cate Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as a wealthy New Yorker who discovers that her husband has built their fortune through fraud. After losing everything, she winds up with her decidedly more downscale sister in San Francisco, left to sift through the remains of her life.

Opening July 26, "Blue Jasmine" finds Allen further...