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Jackie (2016)

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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.

Director:

Pablo Larraín

Writer:

Noah Oppenheim
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 161 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Beth Grant ... Lady Bird 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
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Storyline

This movie 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 (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 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

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France | Chile | Hong Kong | Germany | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džeki See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$278,715, 2 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,958,679, 14 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,692,444, 27 January 2017
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Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Despite Billy Crudup's journalist character's initial belief that Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) was a lightweight, during the course of their encounter, Jackie often leaves him off-balance, even speechless. Crudup, who plays the reporter, said creating that tense energy with Portman was thrilling. "In many respects, they are speaking in code to each other. They are both powerful, impressive people, who think they can work the other one over. So for us as actors, it was a great opportunity to play with silences as they circle each other, each trying to ascertain how much influence they have. What you see again and again, is that Jackie is the one who is really deeply in control, and ultimately the journalist is won over by that." Crudup noted. See more »

Goofs

Robert Kennedy is shown wearing a wedding band - he didn't. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Journalist: Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: 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.
The Journalist: And how would you like him remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?
Jackie Kennedy: [stammering] I...
Jackie Kennedy: You understand that I will be editing this conversation just in case I don't say exactly ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Mixxxer Show: Sára Sandeva (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill (as Public Domain)
Performed by Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Deborah Findlay,Sunnie Pelant, Aiden Weinberg and Brody Weinberg
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Natalie Portman is Mesmerizing in this Stunning Biopic!
27 January 2017 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

If you ever doubted the credibility of Natalie Portman as a performer, watch 'Jackie' right away & dump your thoughts away. In this stunning biopic, where Portman flexes her acting muscles as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, proves to be a testament of her incredible talent. Its a film driven by a lead performance, that is anchored by sheer power.

'Jackie' Synopsis: 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.

Director Pablo Larraín brings a disturbing true-story on celluloid, that covers theme of love, loss & power. We watch Jackie struggle with the surroundings around her, following the assassination of her President Husband. And I must tell you, the journey has been told with gut-wrenching bleakness. The narrative is no-holds-barred & what we see throughout the film, is a women in deep pain.

Noah Oppenheim's Screenplay is top-notch. Its arresting as well as its disturbing. Pablo Larraín's Direction is fantastic. He has handled this biographical-drama with precision. Cinematography is brilliant. Editing is razor-crisp, keeping the narrative tight in its 99-minutes running-time. Art & Costume Design are perfect. Mica Levi's Score is super.

Performance-Wise: As mentioned right from my summary, Portman is Mesmerizing. Its a tour-de-force performance, that ranks amongst the best of 2016. Of the supporting cast, Peter Sarsgaard as Robert F. Kennedy & Greta Gerwig as Nancy Tuckerman, are first-rate, yet again. And John Hurt as Father Richard McSorley, is remarkable in a cameo. Others lend good support.

On the whole, 'Jackie' is definitely a must see. It finds one of the most talented actresses of our times, at her finest hour. Go watch!


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