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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.

Director:

Pablo Larraín

Writer:

Noah Oppenheim
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 166 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Jackie Kennedy
Peter Sarsgaard ... Bobby Kennedy
Greta Gerwig ... Nancy Tuckerman
Billy Crudup ... The Journalist
John Hurt ... The Priest
Richard E. Grant ... Bill Walton
Caspar Phillipson ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Carroll Lynch ... Lyndon B Johnson
Beth Grant ... Lady Bird Johnson
Max Casella ... Jack Valenti
Sara Verhagen Sara Verhagen ... Mary Gallagher
Hélène Kuhn ... Pam Turnure
Deborah Findlay ... Maud Shaw
Corey Johnson ... Larry O'Brien
Aidan O'Hare ... Kenny O' Donnell
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Storyline

This movie 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 (Natalie Portman). 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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Trivia

Today, "Camelot" is a title often used to refer to John F. Kennedy's tenure as President of the United States of America. But it was actually Jacqueline Kennedy who introduced the idea after Kennedy's death. Jackie's real-life interview with LIFE Magazine inspired the reel interview depicted in this movie. In the interview, Jackie spoke of her husband's love of the 1960 Lerner and Loewe musical titled "Camelot", which was later filmed in the 1960s, and especially the lyrics: "Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot." That brief shining moment became a powerful descriptor of Kennedy's sudden loss that reverberated. Said Jackie in the interview: "There will be great Presidents again, but there will never be another Camelot." See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Jackie is looking out her limousine and watches mannequins being set up in what appears to be store display windows with the words "The Hamilton" written on them. The Hamilton is a restaurant and concert venue, which opened in 2011. In the 60s there was a local department store named Garfinkles in that location. See more »

Quotes

[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 what I...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

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Affection No. 3
Composed by Paul Zaza (as Peter Dufferin)
Published by Parry Music
Courtesy of Latin Music Publishing, Inc.
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Natalie Portman is Mesmerizing in this Stunning Biopic!
27 January 2017 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

If you ever doubted the credibility of Natalie Portman as a performer, watch 'Jackie' right away & dump your thoughts away. In this stunning biopic, where Portman flexes her acting muscles as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, proves to be a testament of her incredible talent. Its a film driven by a lead performance, that is anchored by sheer power.

'Jackie' Synopsis: 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.

Director Pablo Larraín brings a disturbing true-story on celluloid, that covers theme of love, loss & power. We watch Jackie struggle with the surroundings around her, following the assassination of her President Husband. And I must tell you, the journey has been told with gut-wrenching bleakness. The narrative is no-holds-barred & what we see throughout the film, is a women in deep pain.

Noah Oppenheim's Screenplay is top-notch. Its arresting as well as its disturbing. Pablo Larraín's Direction is fantastic. He has handled this biographical-drama with precision. Cinematography is brilliant. Editing is razor-crisp, keeping the narrative tight in its 99-minutes running-time. Art & Costume Design are perfect. Mica Levi's Score is super.

Performance-Wise: As mentioned right from my summary, Portman is Mesmerizing. Its a tour-de-force performance, that ranks amongst the best of 2016. Of the supporting cast, Peter Sarsgaard as Robert F. Kennedy & Greta Gerwig as Nancy Tuckerman, are first-rate, yet again. And John Hurt as Father Richard McSorley, is remarkable in a cameo. Others lend good support.

On the whole, 'Jackie' is definitely a must see. It finds one of the most talented actresses of our times, at her finest hour. Go watch!


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Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$278,715, 4 December 2016

Gross USA:

$13,960,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,270,399
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Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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