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Christine (2016)

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The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

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The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

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In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in 'blood and guts', and in living color, you are going to see another first... Christine.

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Rated R for a scene of disturbing violence and for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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$13,418 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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$298,484 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Trivia

Both lead actor (Michael C. Hall) and actress (Rebecca Hall) share the same last name (unrelated) as well as both having spouses named Morgan, which is incidentally is also the last name of the character Michael played on Dexter. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, a character turns on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" - the theme song is playing and the lyrics say "you might just make it after all". This movie takes place in 1974. MTM Show ran from 1970-1977 - by 1974 they would have been using the theme song that goes "you're gonna make it after all". See more »

Quotes

Christine: [referring to the news footage of a fat woman being given electroshock therapy] This is totally at odds with the work that I've been doing, it's exploitative!
Michael: Then why are so many people watching it? The same people you are so concerned about representing are the ones who are gobbling this stuff up!
Christine: We're supposed to know better.
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Crazy Credits

The credits don't roll, but are in still form. See more »

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Features Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

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Love Is All Around
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by Sonny Curtis
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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An uncomfortable experience, but it's really well acted.
11 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hadn't really read anything about the plot of the film. I only heard the praise for Hall and so I decided to give it a go. A few minutes in and I realized what real-life event it was going to be about and it really soured my mood. It's just not a fun film to watch at all. I've read so much about the real life person that the whole thing was just a very depressing experience. It's hard for me o accurately judge the film as a whole but I can say that Rebecca Hall is devastatingly effective here. There are no false notes in her performance at all and I am tempted to say that it is one of the finest portrayals of depression I have ever seen in a film. She makes you absolutely feel her pain and her sorrow and it all becomes so powerful that it makes the whole thing even more grim. She should be getting all of the award nominations possible and the fact that she has flown so under the radar is absolutely criminal.


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