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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.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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


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

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2 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Džeki  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$278,715 (USA) (2 December 2016)

Gross:

$13,958,679 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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Star Natalie Portman said of working with actor John Hurt who plays her priest: "John brought so much to the role, even as Pablo [director Pablo Larraín] took us in an unexpected direction. Pablo suggested to John that maybe the priest is a little bit bored with Jackie, which was kind of a shocking idea. I mean, her husband was assassinated, who isn't going to be sympathetic? But it made the scenes so interesting, having someone who is not just consoling. It helped me go deeper into Jackie's struggle with her faith. You see her wrestle with why God would ever create this amount of pain. Ultimately the priest really gets to see her be herself, her most confessional self." See more »

Goofs

Pantyhose were invented in 1959 at a textile mill in North Carolina. They began to become commercially available in 1965. Jackie is shown removing what appear to be pantyhose (not stockings) when she is cleaning up at the White House after the assassination. In 1963, she, being the First Lady, might have had an early pair, but it is unlikely. See more »

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[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 Talk Show the Game Show: Milk and Cookies (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Camelot
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe (1960)
Performed by Richard Burton
Published by Chappell & Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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Surprisingly boring and cold
10 January 2017 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

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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