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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 42 wins & 161 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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I want them to see what they have done to Jack.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France | Chile | China | Germany | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džeki 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

It was, in fact, Pablo Larraín's distinctive approach, that got Peter Sarsgaard so interested, he couldn't refuse to play Robert F. Kennedy. "I felt with Pablo, I was dealing with an artist", Sarsgaard explained. "He brings an outsider's perspective, because he's Chilean, and so he's able to key into the idea, that no matter how much we pretend otherwise, U.S. Presidents and their families are real people, with the same flaws and frailties we all have. Pablo would ask me to say things sometimes, that I just couldn't imagine Bobby Kennedy saying, but Pablo would say, 'you only know the public side of him, but now you can imagine the truth of what he was feeling.' He was daring me to expose parts of Bobby Kennedy, that aren't in any history books, but are things, to which we all can relate." Sarsgaard explained. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when the journalist pulls up at the compound of Jackie Kennedy's residence, the taxi had side marker light, which did not appear on cars in the US till the 1968 model year. The scene was supposed to have taken place just a week after the assassination in November 1963. 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 ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Camelot
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe (1960)
Performed by Richard Burton
Published by Chappell & Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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A simple historical film with great acting by Natalie Portman
28 January 2017 | by zohal1999See all my reviews

As someone who loves history, I thoroughly enjoyed Jackie. For the most part, the facts were historically accurate as far as I am aware. I also really liked the score, I thought it was very refreshing and simply different. The film was slow-paced but I find that's to be expected with historical films. I liked that the cinematography was simple to give a real sense of the era, and the costume design was great. I also liked the ending.

Essentially this is a film where I liked everything, but didn't love much. The only things that I absolutely loved was Natalie Portman's acting as Jackie Kennedy. She really exuded her character and became Jackie Kennedy. it was great! The other thing I loved was John Hurt as the priest which was a lovely surprise.

Overall, this was a simple film but it wasn't daring. It didn't risk take like other films would and therefore in that regard may be a bore for some.


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