• Jackie (2016)

Jackie

Release Date: December 2nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2017

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

After her husband's assassination, Jackie Kennedy's (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband's funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband's legacy - and how she herself will be remembered.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, John Carroll Lynch, Beth Grant

Director: Pablo Larraín

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Protozoa Pictures, LD Entertainment, Why Not Productions

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Death, 1960s, Brooding, Transformation, Love, Rise, Gripping, Emotional, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    Larraín’s highly varied visual invention and command of complex structure serve as a reminder of how vitally an imaginative director can skew what otherwise might have emerged in more mainstream colours. show more

  • 80
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Instead of observing its historical subject from behind a glass case, Jackie offers a piercing portrait of a woman’s psychological and emotional journey. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Extraordinary in its piercing intimacy and lacerating in its sorrow, Jackie is a remarkably raw portrait of an iconic American first lady, reeling in the wake of tragedy while at the same time summoning the defiant fortitude needed to make her husband's death meaningful, and to ensure her own survival as something more than a fashionably dressed footnote. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)