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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 37 wins & 137 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)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$13,949,935 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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First major theatrical feature film relating to the assassination of Democratic American President John F. Kennedy since Parkland (2013) which had been made and first released in the 50th Anniversary Year of JFK's death, and around three years prior to Jackie (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Jackie exits the plane stairs in Dallas, she is handed a bouquet of yellow roses. On the plane after JFK's shooting, Jackie again mentions the yellow roses she was given. However, according to all the official photographs of the President & First Lady landing in Dallas, Mrs. Kennedy was given a bouquet of red roses, not yellow. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Kennedy: I wrote him a letter. That night, before we moved the casket to the Capitol. Do you know what I wrote? That I wanted to die. I wanted to die.
The Priest: I understand.
Jackie Kennedy: Do you?
The Priest: I do. Unless you are asking permission.
Jackie Kennedy: No, only crass, self-indulgent people kill themselves. No, I was just hoping... if I walked down the street next to Jack's body then someone would be kind enough to do it for me.
The Priest: In front of the whole world... A famous life, a famous death.
Jackie Kennedy: I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.1 (2017) See more »

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Both Portman and Jackie Beautiful in Subtlety
18 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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