Jackie

Jackie

DVD - 2016
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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. The film 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 husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Call Number: DVD F JACK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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ib1Flowerchild
Oct 19, 2017

I enjoyed the movie very much. There were some difficult scenes for me because I still mourn the loss of a president who could have made a huge impact for the better of america. Many of the thins JFK and his brother Bobby wanted to do are the same as what President Trump and VP Mike Pence are striving for.
The globalist were big hindrances then just like they are now.
They and the Socialist are have been trying to bring in the New World Order for many years.
It gives a little bit of an inside view of how some things happened. I give 3 1/2 stars.

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Bob
Oct 18, 2017

What a chore it was to get through this movie. Natalie Portman may have the look of Jackie O down, but that was it. My one star goes to the score and costuming/makeup which were the only noteworthy things in this mess.

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Raynam
Oct 07, 2017

Natalie Portman just couldn't pull of the role of playing Jackie.The actor playing Bobby Kennedy was completely wrong also.Really badly done in flash back form also.The intent that Mrs. Kennedy wanted for future generations with the Camelot effect was in the movie,this is all that was believable about this movie.

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uncommonreader
Oct 06, 2017

Do people really believe that movies depict the only way of understanding history? How could a director from Chile make a film presenting the Camelot myth of the Kennedys given the impact of the Kennedy Doctrine on South America in the 1960s and beyond? The only positive points were the score by Mica Levi and John Hurt's cameo.

narul Oct 01, 2017

I put this movie on thinking I can only watch it to gain some kind of historical perspective or for the purposes of ‘critiquing’ it and not necessarily for a story line. But, this film does offer insight into what it is like to be both the First Lady and a woman in a man’s world. The parallels between how the First Lady allows herself to be seen by the world versus how she is behind the screen are incredible. Portman does a wonderful job conveying the emotions but I did find her accent to be quite annoying.

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LisaJex
Sep 28, 2017

This is a first rate movie. Very well made. I was born a few weeks after JFK was assassinated and have never really taken much interest in what happened or the whole "The Kennedy s are American royalty" bunk. I still think that's bunk, however I now have a HUGE reverence for Jackie Kennedy, all thanks to Natalie Portman. She does an incredible job portraying her at what had to be the worst moments of her life! The grace, dignity, poise, incredible strength and frailty she shows is remarkable. I am now a Jackie admirer.

It also has ignited a fire in my husband and I to learn more about what really happened in Dallas that day.

Oh, a special note to the other commenters who complained about Natalie's voice during the movie, you need only listen to how the real Jackie Kennedy sounded. You'll completely understand. 😉

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No_Stalkers4Me
Sep 25, 2017

A slice in time, of a traumatic time. Solid job. I enjoyed it.

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redworc
Sep 01, 2017

Seemed to lack 'something'. Must have been tricky trying to imitate Jackie's voice etc.

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fdb045
Aug 20, 2017

Another Hollywood movie that is not "entertainment".
But for what it is, it is an OK movie. I thought N Portman did a good job. I wouldn't recommend it unless one was interested in getting a glimpse into what a public figure endures in a tragic situation.

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mammabear1
Aug 20, 2017

I found this movie to lag and the antagonist fairly fake. It lost my interest within half hour of playing. The history it is based on is a great American story. Too bad this did not properly represent it. Not one of Natalie Portmans strongest roles. Very disappointing.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

I should have been a shop girl or a stenographer. I should have married an ordinary, lazy, ugly man.
-Let me share with you a parable. Jesus once passed a blind beggar on the road, and his disciples asked, "Who sinned, "this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?" And Jesus said, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned. He was made blind so that the works of God could be revealed in him." And with that, he placed mud on his eyes and told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam. And the man did, and he came back seeing. Right now you are blind. Not because you've sinned, but because you've been chosen. So that the works of God can be revealed in you.
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I was First Lady of the United States. Women have endured far worse for far less. There are two kinds of women. Those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

What did we truly accomplish?
-Maybe Jack will be remembered for the way he handled the missile crisis, or maybe he'll be remembered for having created a crisis that he was then forced to solve. We could have done so much. Civil rights, the space program. Vietnam.
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Every time I walk by this room, I'm reminded that on January 1st, 1863, an ordinary man signed a document that freed four million people from slavery. So, I don't think of it so much as peaceful as a place of profound legacy.
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Pretty soon he'll just be another oil portrait lining these hallways.
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People need their history. It gives them strength. They need to know that real men actually lived here. Not ghosts and storybook legends, people who faced adversity and overcame it. What you've done in this house matters.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

We all live on far after our deaths. Presidents will come and go, and every one of them will look up to Jack for guidance, for inspiration.
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Do you know what I wrote? That I wanted to die.
-I understand.
Do you?
-I do. Unless you are asking my permission.
No, only crass, self-indulgent people kill themselves. No, I was just hoping that if I walked down the street next to Jack's body, maybe someone would be kind enough to do it for me.
- In front of the whole world? Famous life, famous death.
I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy.
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I realized that all the pageantry, all the demands I made to honor him, it wasn't for Jack or his legacy. It was for me.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

We aren't most people. Most people don't have to make decisions like that, hours after watching
their husband get murdered next to them.
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That's what Camelot is about. Ordinary men banding together to fight for a better world.
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Of course, I think anyone who comes to the White House as a President, uh, desires the best for his country. But I think he does receive a stimulus from the knowledge of living in close proximity to the people who are legendary, but who actually were alive and were in these rooms.
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You left your mark on this country, Mrs. Kennedy. These past few days, that's the story. Losing a president is like... It's like losing a father. And you were a mother to all of us, and that's a very good story. The entire country watched the funeral from beginning to end. Decades from now, people will remember your dignity and the majesty. They'll remember you.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

There comes a time in man's search for meaning when one realizes that there are no answers. And when you come to that horrible, unavoidable realization, you accept it or you kill yourself. Or you simply stop searching... I have lived a blessed life. And yet every night, when I climb into bed, turn off the lights, and stare in to the dark, I wonder... Is this all there is?
-You wonder?
Every soul on this planet does. But then, when morning comes, we all wake up and make a pot of coffee.
-Why do we bother?
Because we do. You did this morning, you will again tomorrow. But God, in his infinite wisdom, has made sure it is just enough for us.
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What kind of God takes a father from his two little children?
-Thy Lord sacrificed his only son...
And my two babies. Arabella in the womb. And Patrick. Thirty-nine hours on Earth. Just long enough to fall in love with him. What did I do to deserve that?

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

I was just so happy that he could be proud. Because then I was having a baby, and I couldn't campaign, and then we got in the White House, and all of the things I'd always done, suddenly they
became wonderful. Because anything the First Lady does that is different everyone seizes on. And I was just so happy for Jack that he could be proud of me. Those were our happiest years.
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I believe that the characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us. I should have guessed it was too much to ask that we grow old together, see our children grow up. The darkness may never go away, but it won't always be this heavy.

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