Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. 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 portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well. Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
A challenge for costume designer Madeline Fontaine was the dark red, two-piece, bouclé wool dress Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) wears during her White House tour that most people only associate with the grayed-out 1960s television image. "There do in fact exist some photos of the dress in color so we were able to see the original red. But we had to make two different pieces, one red and one pink, to get just the right shade of gray for the black and white television images," Fontaine explained. See more »
In the final scene where JFK (Caspar Phillipson) and Jackie (Natalie Portman) are dancing at a White House formal ball, Bobby Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard) tries to cut in on his brother, the President. Peter Sarsgaard (5'11") is clearly taller than Caspar Phillpson (5' 8 1/2"). In real life, President Kennedy (6'0") was taller than Bobby Kennedy (5' 9"), as is evident in many photographs of them together. The 2 1/2 inch height differential between Sarsgaard and Phillipson is almost exactly the opposite of the 3 inch height differential between JFK and RFK, the historic figures they are portraying. See more »
Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
Yes, I have.
Merriman's such a bitter man. It's been just one week. Already they're treating him like some dusty old artifact to be shelved away. That's no way to be remembered.
And how would you like him remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?
You understand that I will be editing this conversation just in case I don't say exactly ...
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We went to the theater expecting interesting but sad biopic of an enigmatic woman. Well... my husband and at least a couple of other men in the theater fell asleep, at least when the noisy and creepy score did not keep them awake. It is difficult to tell what explains the discrepancy of the overall positive reviews and our clearly disappointing experience. We felt that the reason why the story was told was not clear to the writers and director. It is difficult to understand how the movie was so boring when everything you read about the Kennedys is interesting. Natalie Portman really tried to be convincing but the acting was forced and you could smell the hours of training. The accent of Jackie Kennedy was really weird even though it tried to resemble the original way of her talking. I overheard one couple discussing when we walked back to the parking lot:" It was rather static. - Yes, and psychotic." I am not sure if they understood the meaning of the words but weirdly it made sense. Overall the photography and costumes were beautiful and all other actors were convincing. In conclusion, the lack of connection with the viewers was evident despite the overall high quality.
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