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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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1.66 : 1
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Producer Darren Aronofsky has said of his reaction to this film: "It was such an interesting project to undertake. I think it can be very important to recognize that even the icons we most look up to, are actually human. It doesn't weaken them to explore, not only their courage and strength, but also their fears and self-doubts. I think, ultimately, that makes someone like Jackie Kennedy even more real and more powerful." See more »

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The reporter refers to the White House tour as being "a couple years ago." In fact, it was the previous year. 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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References A Tour of the White House (1962) 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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Boring, Slow and seriously terrible musical score
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Admittedly I have never been much of a Natalie Portman fan. That being said, I think it was pretty ballsy of her taking on an American icon, and her work, particularly in trying to get Jackie's "breathless" voice, is commendable though NOT Oscar-worthy.

Just too many long camera shots - five minutes to watch her from behind walking through rooms of the White House...several times I caught myself yawning. The expressionless face of Billy Crudup as the interviewer - yawn again - and absolutely abysmal minor chords pretending to be a movie musical score, more jarring than anything on screen.

Having just watched The American Experience's terrific RFK documentary a week or so ago, I was struck by why the director would chose a fifty-something, tall, heavy-set actor to play a 34 or 35 year old slim-ish, not very tall Bobby Kennedy - the actor showing almost no emotion at all when Bobby was known to flair up, shout, and when moved, express his emotions.

The reason I give this a 3 instead of a 2 is the lovely performance by John Hurt as the priest. I did not recognize him until the last scene.


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