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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
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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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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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The shocking true story that changed the face of television.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One of the two features about Christine Chubbuck that premieres at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The other one is the docudrama "Kate Plays Christine" directed by Robert Greene. See more »

Goofs

Though the movie suggests that Christina was avoiding the ovary surgery, the real-life Christine had her one bad ovary removed a year prior to her suicide. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [holds up his fingers in a tiny circle] My asshole is like this small right now, THIS SMALL!
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Crazy Credits

The credits don't roll, but are in still form. See more »

Connections

References Network (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Life's Little Package of Puzzles
Written by Spooner Oldham
Performed by Spooner Oldham
Published by Music Sales Corp.
Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records
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Grim film about a serious problem--based on a real event
5 November 2016 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Christine (2016/I) was directed by Antonio Campos. Rebecca Hall plays Christine Chubbuck, a TV reporter in Sarasota, Florida. This is a fictionalized biography of Ms. Chubbuck. If you check Wikipedia, you'll know that much of what we see actually happened.

Christine Chubbuck was a person with depression, or possibly bipolar illness. She was well educated and financially comfortable, but her interpersonal life was in shambles. In the film, her behavior was strange and sometimes bizarre. People keep asking her, "Are you OK?" She always assures them that she's OK, and they believe her. Even if they don't fully believe her, they have their own problems, and they move on to other matters.

Rebecca Hall is an excellent actor. She resembles Christine Chubbuck physically. (That's probably one of the reasons she got the part.) She makes us believe in Christine and her problems, which is no easy task. (People who don't have mental illness find it hard to fake.)

This is a difficult movie to watch, but I felt that the acting was strong, and the message was important. I wish the producers had rolled a statement before the credits saying, "If you, or someone you know, feels and acts like Christine, call this hotline."

We saw the movie at the excellent Little Theatre in Rochester NY. It will work very well on the small screen.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,384, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:

$298,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,465
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1.85 : 1
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