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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 & 21 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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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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In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in 'blood and guts', and in living color, you are going to see another first... Christine. 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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Company Credits

Production Co:

BorderLine Films,Fresh Jade See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Two issues not mentioned in this film but which were mentioned by her family and in news articles about the real-life Christine Chubbuck are that she had been in love earlier on in an older location before moving to Sarasota (the man she loved had died and this further heightened her depression), and that the character Jean from the film, who is portrayed as the closest thing Christine has to a true friend, was actually Andrea in real life. George in real life had also verbally rejected Christine's romantic advances and this was discussed in the documentary Kate Plays Christine released in 2016. Although the film Christine doesn't bring up George's rejection or the deceased boyfriend, it does mention Christine being told by Bob Anderson that George is in fact going to Baltimore with Andrea and that the two are "together". See more »

Goofs

The Sony television in Christine and her mom's living room is a model clearly from no earlier than the late 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: How can you be too sympathetic?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Imagemaker (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Annie's Song
Written by John Denver
Performed by John Denver
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing America
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music 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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