Film Preview: Jackie (2016)

Page Revisions:

(October 9, 2016) Original
(November 20, 2016) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

December 2, 2016


From IMDb: “Following the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.”

Poster Rating: B

Review: Simplicity isn’t always a bad thing, especially when there’s a quiet elegance to it. Dressed in a red dress with a plain red background isolates and accentuates Natalie Portman starring as the eponymous Jackie Kennedy.

Trailer Rating: B+ / B+

Review: (#1) Starting with a tune from Camelot is daring for a movie that might ultimately be limited to those who lived through the Kennedy years and assassination. It’s an abruptly fitting punctuation to the events in the trailer, which are emotionally vivid and compelling from a historical perspective.

(#2) This continues to look like a compelling project exploring a woman’s life immediately before and after the public assassination of her husband. Portman is certainly giving it her all and the film looks like might just keep pace with her.

Oscar Prospects:

Natalie Portman is sure to be an Oscar nominee for this. The big question is whether the film can turn her success into broad support for the film. Considering the subject matter, I’m leaning towards yes.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1

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