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

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$298,484 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Screenwriter Craig Shilowich was drawn to the story of Christine Chubbuck because like her, he had gone through depression in his late teens and early twenties. 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: Ok, I'll do the chicken lady. But there's gonna have to be some changes around here.
Michael: [yelling] Christine! Go home!
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The credits don't roll, but are in still form. See more »

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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Tighter, Tighter
Written by Tommy James, Robert King
Performed by Alive N Kickin
Published by EMI Longitude Music
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company/Roulette Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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One word: no not Christine, but REBECCA!!! WOW!
23 November 2016 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

The true story of Christine Chubbuck is not a happy one, but it is an important one. Her story is lensed out in Director Antonio Campos' bio flick "Christine" (no there is not a creepy red car in this one). Christine Chubbuck was a 1970's reporter in a Sarasota television station who infamously & sadly committed suicide in a live television news broadcast. Chubbuck's story inspired Peter Finch's character in Sidney Lumet 70's classic "Network". I do have to report that Rebecca Hall's performance as Christine is the best one I have seen on screen by a lead actress since Jessica Chastain's work in "Zero Dark Thirty". And if you disagree with me, I will be "mad as hell and will not take your disagreement anymore". All kidding aside, Rebecca Hall totally transformed herself into Christine Chubbuck, from her quirky mannerisms to her isolated depression; it was worth a million bucks to see and hopefully come Oscar nomination time, the Academy will be hailing Hall with a Best Actress Oscar nomination. I still have my Hall pass, so I will be speaking about another Hall; that would be Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall. He delivered quite admirably with his portrayal of the station's main television anchor George; who is semi-narcissistic but also semi-caring; like most anchors these days; hence Brian Williams; just kidding, just kidding this is not the "life of Brian". Also superb with supporting thespian contributions to "Christine" is Tracy Lett as the station manager Michael, and Maria Dizzia as Jean the station's camerawoman and also a Chubbuck confidante. Now, Campos does excel in orchestrating "Christine" but the mood of the film is very gloomy as also its look. But this was most of all Rebecca Hall's showcase, and one that should not be tuned out by the movie going public. Signing off. ***** Excellent


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