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.
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
Despite Billy Crudup's journalist character's initial belief that Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) was a lightweight, during the course of their encounter, Jackie often leaves him off-balance, even speechless. Crudup, who plays the reporter, said creating that tense energy with Portman was thrilling. "In many respects, they are speaking in code to each other. They are both powerful, impressive people, who think they can work the other one over. So for us as actors, it was a great opportunity to play with silences as they circle each other, each trying to ascertain how much influence they have. What you see again and again, is that Jackie is the one who is really deeply in control, and ultimately the journalist is won over by that." Crudup noted. See more »
The doctor performing the autopsy has a stethoscope around his neck. Pathologists generally don't sport one. 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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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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