A nice very affecting film. Portman really delivers in holding the whole thing on her shoulders and flying with the material. Peter is great as Bobby as well and I love seeing him in more serious roles. The framing device works. The chronological time jumps work. Everything works fairly well and it’s really just incredibly sad the things Jackie deals with in this film
Larrain si smarca dal suo Cile per raccontare una storia del tutto americana. Jackie è un film di dettagli: dalla cura per i costumi e le scenografie fino ad arrivare alle movenze della Portman. Cinema dell'incomprensione, della solitudine e dell'abbandono ma anche del mito e della leggenda. Un oggetto strano e fuori fuoco, affascinante e imperfetto, che conferma tutta la personalità del regista.
Focused on the assassination of JFK, things are seen from the perspective of Jackie. Portman puts in a believable performance along with a solid cast but that musical score is an annoying distraction. It is a slow paced film and a bit more about Jackie's past would have been easier to break the film up and make it a more engrossing watch. As it stands it's an interesting view point on a tragic historical moment.
A great character study, with Portman providing arguably the performance of her career. Some scenes were simply mesmerizing and I could really feel the emotions of the character. Really the acting is great all around, from Sarsgaard, Crudup, and the late Hurt, who delivers a poignant late career performance. I went into the film not knowing what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised. 4 stars, give it a look.
A kaleidoscopic biography of the Kennedy family, exploring their efforts to secure a legacy in the American consciousness. Natalie Portman gives an excellent, emotionally involving performance capturing the horror, grief and confusion of those initial days after the JFK assassination and ultimately the "performance" required of her in front of the nation. Intimate direction and a fantastic score complete the film.