Check out our film review of Jackie below!
Directed by: Pablo Larraín
Screenplay by: Noah Oppenheim
Produced by: Juan de Dios Larraín, Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt
Jackie is 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 (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 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.
Jackie was an intimate portrayal of a grieving widow, Jackie Kennedy, who had to go through the worst time in her life with the entire world watching. Played beautifully by Natalie Portman, the film really captured every emotion I can imagine Jackie Kennedy felt in the days that followed her husband’s death. She didn’t get the opportunity to grieve properly as a wife, but yet had to portray strength and grace immediately following the event. I can’t stress enough how perfectly Portman embodied all of these emotions into the role.
The film doesn’t play out in the typical way, there is no clear beginning, climax and resolution. Rather it plays as an intimate look into a brief moment in history. Choosing this way to portray Jackie and this time period in American history really paved the way for audience members to feel encapsulated by the film. Another aspect of the film that worked to convey the heart of the film was the haunting score. So many moments were accentuated through the score, and it set the tone of the film beautifully. I highly recommend you give this film a look!
Jackie is in theaters starting today, Friday, December 2nd!