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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This movie 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 (Natalie Portman). 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
Pablo Larraín also wanted to make sure this movie accurately showed that it was Jacqueline Kennedy who first connected President John F. Kennedy's Administration with Camelot, the Kingdom ruled by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, which was based on the highest of human principles. "I didn't really have a personal connection to the idea of Camelot until I explored more about it", said Larraín. "I went back and listened to the words of the musical. When I got it, I was very moved, and I thought it was brilliant that Jackie was the one who linked that legend with her husband." See more »
When Jackie and her kids step down the stairs to leave for the moving of the casket, the scene cuts to what appears to be real historical footage as they pass the camera. In the initial footage with the actors, Caroline is on Jackie's right hand and Jack on her left. However in the real footage a moment later the kids are on the opposite sides of Jackie. See more »
Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
Yes, I have.
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.
And how would you like him remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?
You understand that I will be editing this conversation just in case I don't say exactly ...
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A portrait of grace, sorrow, tragedy, elegance, memories, and grief.
Being a history and film buff I had to see "Jackie" as it's a historical film of the memories and times of the life and assassination of President John Kennedy, as told thru flashback and grief trauma memories from the elegant and class act first lady Jackie Kennedy(in a beautiful performance from the wonderful Natalie Portman). Starting like an interview style of a film told by flashback flashback the movie takes place after the death of "JFK", as Jackie is interviewed about the experience and the memories of the death and the impact of the administration, all of this brings out sorrow and emotions from Jackie(as Natalie showed the grief and anger on screen so well)it's just like you as the viewer feel the pain of the first lady. Overall good film that's a showcase of memories showing how tragedy and loss can affect a strong lady along with a nation, this picture is a watch for any history or film buff.
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