A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. 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 psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.
“The Chairman” – Natalie Portman is amazing, but she needs a new publicist. Her performance in Jackie is absolutely incredible and the fact that her nomination for Best Actress wasn’t turned into a win is a travesty….well in comparison to her fellow nominees performances. Casey Affleck’s role in a movie where the entire focus on the leading character was duplicated in Jackie, and to far better degree than Manchester by the Sea.
The movie itself has a few issues and tropes that most movies fall into, but I doubt you will notice any of these “errors” while being transfixed by Natalie Portman. I feel that Hollywood has taken notes on how to do a proper biopic, “tell a story/side of the person we haven’t seen”. I would really like to know what Kennedy/Bouvier family feels about this portrayal of Jackie in her most intimate and quiet moments following the assignation of JFK and the damage this caused to Jackie’s mental state. Natalie Portman’s Jackie was simultaneously naïve and worldly, insofar as her dealings with JFK and rest of the world respectively.
Jackie truly wanted to leave the footprint of the Kennedy’s on the American psyche with the epic funeral and the procession that followed through the streets of Washington DC. And Natalie Portman left her footprint on me, wow! Her performance 10/10 and the movie gets a solid 7.5/10. Oh, and if you a JOHN HURT fan this is his final performance. Seeing him really hit me in the feels…hard.
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