Katie Holmes is the only actress in the world who can play Jackie K.O. Everyone else will merely be a look alike, Portman included. More attention was paid on creating a perfect imitation of the past than on a proper script and good execution. Had some nice close-ups though. As a "fan" of Jackie K.O, I am incredibly disappointed, then again I wonder why I expected so much from it.
Again, without going to the movie with too many expectations the film was quite surprising in two ways. First in its superb performance of Natalie Portman, not necessarily as the real Jackie, but as an embodiment of grief, of confusion, of nobility that had to walk the Earth.Second is the device of the reporter which in a way transforms the film in whatever we want to be the most important,the real focus.Very clever.
This is the first time I watched a movie from director Pablo Larrain. JACKIE - I dare to say - is one of the best biography-historical movie of the year. Thanks to the great performances from its cast. It is hard to mention JACKIE without discussing Natalie Portman electrify performance. I know - she doesn't look like the real Jackie Kennedy. But Portman could imitate her mind and soul. What a CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE!!!