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.
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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
It was director Pablo Larraín's idea to incorporate into the narrative the 1962 television show, "A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy [Jacqueline Kennedy]" [See: A Tour of the White House (1962)] which was premiere broadcast on Valentine's Day 14th February 1962 and seen by over 56 million viewers. Taking unprecedented advantage of television's new Golden Age, Jackie had invited America and the world into the newly renovated White House in a way that was both public and personal, and in a way that seemed to form a bookend with her more somber public appearances after the death of Democratic President John F. Kennedy. See more »
The doctor performing the autopsy has a stethoscope around his neck. Pathologists generally don't sport one. See more »
People need their history. It gives them strength. They need to know that real men actually lived here. Not ghosts, and storybook legends- People who faced adversity and overcame it.
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As the film is titled 'Jackie' you expect to learn more about her through the film, it should have been called 'JFK's widow one week following his assassination'. This is a woman who was powerful and had a background, a life, buried two babies. All we get from this film is a portrayal of a grieving, often selfish and self absorbed woman who smokes and drinks too much. Who wouldn't fall to that after something as traumatic? The film is flat and bland, it gives us no indication of the type of woman she was, her role in white house (aside from her expensive renovations and insistence on a huge funeral for her husband) We see nothing of her personal achievements. Natalie Portman and the excellent cast's acting skills are the only interesting thing to watch. Disappointing and does 'Jackie O' no justice at all.
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