Jackie (2016) / Drama

MPAA Rated: R for brief strong violence and some language
Running Time: 99 min.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt, John Carroll Lynch, Caspar Phillipson, Richard E. Grant, Beth Grant
Director: Pablo Larrain
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim

Review published December 10, 2016

Jackie is a speculative historical drama that seeks to give us a peek into the hypothetical goings on of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the week following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963.  The First Lady has taken up temporary residence at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, MA, where she is visited and interviewed by a journalist working for Life Magazine for an exclusive expose.  Keenly aware of how perception dictates reality, Jackie consents for the interview on the hope that her words will assist the nation in the healing process, but still talks only on condition that she has final say on what gets published and what he must leave out of the article. 

For the full review, please go to my exclusive review at InSession Film:  http://insessionfilm.com/movie-review-natalie-portman-stunning-in-jackie/

 Qwipster's rating:

2016 Vince Leo