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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 42 wins & 159 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jackie Kennedy
... Bobby Kennedy
... Nancy Tuckerman
... The Journalist
... The Priest
... Bill Walton
... John Fitzgerald Kennedy
... Lyndon B Johnson
... Lady Bird Johnson
... Jack Valenti
... Mary Gallagher
... Pam Turnure
... Maud Shaw
... Larry O'Brien
... Kenny O' Donnell
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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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Džeki  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$278,715, 2 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,958,679, 14 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,692,444, 27 January 2017
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The look of the film had to work hand-in-hand with Natalie Portman's shifting internal states of mind as Jacqueline Kennedy. Pablo Larraín wanted the camera to purposefully enter into her most personal space. "To me, a film is always about texture, and expressing emotion," said Larraín of the approach. "We ended up using a lot of hand held camera, and building the sets so there could always be three hundred sixty degree movement, and most of the lights were hung from the ceiling, so we had even more freedom. I wanted the feeling almost that we had snuck a camera behind closed doors, to create a fiction that offers a glimpse into what might have been Jackie's emotional state in these moments no one has seen." Cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine said that they tried to achieve this sneaky intimacy with the past in part by the careful use of 16mm film, which could be married with old newsreel footage. See more »

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In the film the Journalist played by Billy Crudup interviews Jackie for an article. The location in the film is portrayed as "Hyannis Port" when in actuality Jackie was interviewed in early 1964 but it was in her new townhouse in the heart of Washington. See more »

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[first lines]
The Journalist: Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: 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.
The Journalist: And how would you like him remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?
Jackie Kennedy: [stammering] I...
Jackie Kennedy: You understand that I will be editing this conversation just in case I don't say exactly ...
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

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El cant dels ocells
Composed by Pau Casals
Published by Editorial de Música Boileau, S.L.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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Natalie Portman Astonishing as the Grieving First Lady --
19 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Venice Reports by Alex Immediate reaction to Portman's JACKIE

Alex Deleon {}. Premiere at 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Natalie Portman simply Astonishing as the Grieving First Lady. Viewedon Thursday morning, Venice Day 8, at the massive Aerdrome hangar-like Sala Biennale. Incredible Natalie Portman as Newly widowed wife of JFK is a shoo-in for Best Actress Oscar in Feb. 2017. She had the accent (fey debuttantish speech style during White House tour) absolutely down pat to the point where it was eerie -- but also the supreme dignity and composure after the shooting. All nails hit squarely on the head by Chilean director Pablo Larrain backed up by American Producer Daran Aronofsky. This incredible film gave me the shivers at several points -- Shivers of historical recognition reviving my own reactions to the events at the time. Portman is just unbelievable!! -- She got so deep into Jackie's skin that physical resemblance or lack of it was totally by-passed and rendered irrelevant. She captured the Soul! ~~ After this she stands alone as the Next Big Hollywood Diva. All backup roles also perfect, notably Billy Crudupp as the respectful but in-digging reporter whose interview with Jackie frames the story. A clever scenario device that provides a Kane-ish touch. Ends with the feeling that Ms. Kennedy will do anything to preserve the White House as Camelot legend. This picture preserves the Jacqueline Bouvier-Kennedy legend in spades.

PS: Noah Oppenheim was awarded a Best Scenario Silver Lion on Venice awards night.


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