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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.

Director:

Antonio Campos

Writer:

Craig Shilowich
5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hall ... Christine
Michael C. Hall ... George
Tracy Letts ... Michael
Maria Dizzia ... Jean
J. Smith-Cameron ... Peg
Timothy Simons ... Steve (as Tim Simons)
Kim Shaw ... Andrea
John Cullum ... Bob Andersen
Morgan Spector ... Doctor Parsons
Jayson Warner Smith ... Mitch
Kimberley Drummond ... Gail
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Capt. Frank Basil
Susan Pourfar ... Miranda
Rachel Hendrix ... Crystal
David Foster David Foster ... Bandaged Man
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The shocking true story that changed the face of television. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of disturbing violence and for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Κριστίν See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,418, 16 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$298,484, 6 January 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

At the end of the film, a character turns on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" - the theme song is playing and the lyrics say "you might just make it after all". This movie takes place in 1974. MTM Show ran from 1970-1977 - by 1974 they would have been using the theme song that goes "you're gonna make it after all". See more »

Quotes

Steve: Hey, Chris, do you want to go to lunch?
Christine: Maybe tomorrow.
Steve: Okay. Rain check.
[Christine watches him leave, and resumes typing her suicide note]
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Crazy Credits

End credits end in a white screen with a beep tone. See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Your Baby
Written by Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch
Performed by George McCrae
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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An uncomfortable experience, but it's really well acted.
11 January 2017 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I hadn't really read anything about the plot of the film. I only heard the praise for Hall and so I decided to give it a go. A few minutes in and I realized what real-life event it was going to be about and it really soured my mood. It's just not a fun film to watch at all. I've read so much about the real life person that the whole thing was just a very depressing experience. It's hard for me o accurately judge the film as a whole but I can say that Rebecca Hall is devastatingly effective here. There are no false notes in her performance at all and I am tempted to say that it is one of the finest portrayals of depression I have ever seen in a film. She makes you absolutely feel her pain and her sorrow and it all becomes so powerful that it makes the whole thing even more grim. She should be getting all of the award nominations possible and the fact that she has flown so under the radar is absolutely criminal.


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