The assassination of JFK from the eyes of his wife, Jackie.

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23 Feb, 2017
2 hrs 00 mins
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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 husbands legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
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Verdict: A remarkable account behind the creation of Camelot 22nd November 1963 was a sad day when the 35th President of United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. With about 425 days left in his four-year term, it was a sad end to the youngest individual to be elected as the President. One week after the assassination, an []... ...Read full review
In its 6 December 1963 issue, Life magazine published An Epilogue for John F Kennedy which enshrined an idea that would come to define his legacy. Citing the Lerner and Loewe musical beloved by her husband, Jackie Kennedy told reporter Theodore H White: Therell be great presidents again but therell never be another Camelot. It was an idea that stuck, effectively immortalising JFKs all-too-brief tenure in the White House as a lost golden age. Dont let it be forgot, Jackie kept repeating, that there once was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot. ...Read full review
It starts out with a meeting between an unnamed journalist (Billy Crudup) and Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), when the former was summoned by her to write the final word on her husbands legacy, given the loose talk around him. She dictates the interview and compares the slain Kennedys short-lived presidency to the legendary Camelot. The movie shows how Jacqueline made possible, that even today, the legacy of JFK stands, even if it may not be true. It shows the public and the private face of Jacqueline, the most famous first lady ever. While the story of JFKs assassination and the aftermath is famous, Larrain makes sure the public can see the workings of her mind. ...Read full review
Set in the days post the assassination of Americas most-loved President John F Kennedy, Jackie reveals as much as it conceals. The film is a sophisticated depiction of his gorgeous wife Jaquelines life after the death of her beloved husband. Much attention has been given to the costumes, body language and of course, the emotional turmoil that the first lady goes through after the loss. ...Read full review
With just a few days to the 89th Academy Awards, a slew of Oscar baits has finally reached the Indian shore. However, the one that seems most desperate for the golden man of them all is, of course, Jackie. ...Read full review

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