What a snoozer. Basically Natalie Portman chain smoking and walking like a robot for 1.5 hours. There were also a ridiculous amount of close ups.
I really love dramas and I don't need a lot of action to be engaged in a film, but this was pretty annoying to watch. Also, I usually love Natalie Portman.
Disappointing. Slow moving, and you won't come away with more insight from behind the scenes. Don't waste time or money in this. The worst for Portman who is usually good...not this time.
Im not sure how accurate the portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy was however Natalie Portman comes across in the role as a very strong willed, complex,troubled character. Some of the audio was difficult primarily with Portmans part.The story goes from present to pass in an adequate way however the focus is continually on the same thing. Peter Saargaards expression never changed throughout the entire film and his character is important to the story.I think there was some good acting in this movie and the story bears importance in history however it lacked some cohesion and spark.
This is a most interesting film. It is not a documentary.
Natalie Portman deserves all kinds of accolades for an endlessly varied and nuanced performance.
It is a take on the story of the once First Lady, her role, her image, her social class and mind set. But it also serves as a lens through which to restate, if not address, questions about the presidency of JFK and this is a big but understated part of the film.
Where Jackie Kennedy struggles the most is in that space between public and private. She has a tremendous sense of entitlement but in getting it all loses everything private and in this film, at any rate, she is aware of that sacrifice. Perhaps the truest moment for Jackie is when she realizes that even she can't figure out how much of her behaviour is real and how much is performance during the days following the assassination. Who could?
Natalie Portman was outstanding in the role that many of us remember. I had no idea that Jackie was so controlling and insecure, along with being neurotic and minipulative about how her story would be told. Left the theatre really moved and shocked with these revelations.
Natalie Portman was not a good choice for this role.
Running Time: 100 min.
December 9, 2016 - Toronto
December 16, 2016 - Vancouver
January 27, 2017 - Wide
March 7, 2017
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