November 29th, 2016



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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.6/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Pablo Larraín

Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

Natalie Portman - Jackie Kennedy
Peter Sarsgaard - Bobby Kennedy
Greta Gerwig - Nancy Tuckerman
Billy Crudup - The Journalist
John Hurt - The Priest
Richard E. Grant - Bill Walton
Caspar Phillipson - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Carroll Lynch - Lyndon B Johnson
Max Casella - Jack Valenti
Sara Verhagen - Mary Gallagher
Hélène Kuhn - Pam Turnure
Deborah Findlay - Maud Shaw
Corey Johnson - Larry O'Brien
Aidan O'Hare - Kenny O' Donnell
Ralph Brown - Dave Powers

Taglines: I want them to see what they have done to Jack.


Official Website: Official site

Country: Chile, France, USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $9,000,000 (estimated)

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User Review


Rating: 10/10

Throughout the history of cinema, there have been countless biopics of famous figures that deify their subjects and disregard faults in fear of tainting the idol they have so perfectly sculpted. In Jackie, however, Pablo Larrain subverts genre expectations in favor of a haunting psychological portrait of a woman caught in a terrifying piece of history. Famous images of Jacqueline Kennedy in her pink Chanel suit have lingered in the public's collective memory for years, but here, Larrain allows viewers to experience the week following JFK's assassination from the perspective of the woman who held his dying body in her arms. It's shot in an episodic, frantic format that replicates the psychological turmoil of post-traumatic stress as the line between past and present blurs. One ghostly scene in particular - soundtracked by Mica Levi's eerie score - follows Jackie as she wanders the White House in isolation, exploring various rooms and eventually falling asleep alone as a widow for the first time. The film's central performance by Natalie Portman will no doubt gain great attention for its dedication to every last nuance of Jackie Kennedy's mannerisms and voice, but the real success rests in Portman's relentless and layered conveyance of emotion throughout the film. She does not allow the iconic figure to become a one-dimensional reflection of the public's memory, but allows viewers to witness the conflicted feelings of nostalgia, grief, isolation, and tenacity that Kennedy experienced. The film successful solidifies the lingering of Kennedy's melancholic face as a fleeting vision set across the 60s horizon, luminous and bruised at once, but enduring through history.


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