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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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Biography | Drama

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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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Κριστίν  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Two fiction books have been published which mention Christine Chubbuck. Christopher Sorrentino's short story 'Condition', published in 2002, is a fictionalized account of Christine Chubbuck's final moments on the air. The novel 'Mandy and Alecto' by Rebecca McNutt has the character Alecto, when planning his own demise, quoting Chubbuck's final words towards the end of the book. See more »

Goofs

The Sony television in Christine and her mom's living room is a model clearly from no earlier than the late 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Christine: These flowers are FAKE, just like this whole DAMNED STATION!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Come To Boston
Written by David Allen Loggins (as David Loggins)
Performed by David Allen Loggins (as Dave Loggins)
Published by Universal Music Corp.
Courtesy of Colombia Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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