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
The mixture of existential beauty and terror comes together in director Pablo Larraín blending of all the film's elements, each of which whirls in synchrony or counterpoint to Natalie Portman's galvanizing portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy at the film's heart and center. Larraín summed-up: "The idea behind the film was to explore all the layers of Jackie with the feeling of it being not so much a time-line but slices of memory, the disparate pieces of a life, the ideas and emotions that create us - and there's just one single things that pulls them all together: Natalie as Jackie." See more »
When Jackie is preparing to leave the White House, we see her halfheartedly packing some of the boxes herself. While the viewer is free to believe this or not, no one can really contest it either. What is manifestly untrue however is the plastic packing tape she uses to seal the boxes. This tape would only become available more than a decade later. See more »
I believe the characters we read on the page become more real than the men who stand beside us.
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I saw this movie at TIFF and haven't been able to get it off my mind since. Natalie Portman is brilliant in her portrayal of someone who is both uniquely strong-minded and painfully insecure. The portrayal of this type of personality at a time (the 2-3 days following JFK's death) where personal and national perception was everything is unlike anything I have seen in film.
Between script, art direction and cinematography, this movie is equally brilliant in its ability to say everything without saying anything. I can't recommend this movie enough. I don't doubt that we will be talking about it come Oscar season.
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