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Jackie (2016)

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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

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Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. 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 portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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I want them to see what they have done to Jack.


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Rated R for brief strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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2 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Džeki  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$278,715 (USA) (2 December 2016)

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$13,958,679 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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The cast includes many actors who appeared in several films with Jake Gyllenhaal: Natalie Portman was in Brothers (2009), Peter Sarsgaard was in Jarhead (2005) and Rendition (2007), Beth Grant was in Donnie Darko (2001), John Carroll Lynch was in Bubble Boy (2001), The Good Girl (2002) and Zodiac (2007). See more »

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The reporter refers to the White House tour as being "a couple years ago." In fact, it was the previous year. See more »

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The Journalist: Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: Merriman's such a bitter man. It's been just one week. Already they're treating him like some dusty old artifact to be shelved away. That's no way to be remembered.
The Journalist: And how would you like him remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?
Jackie Kennedy: [stammering] I...
Jackie Kennedy: You understand that I will be editing this conversation just in case I don't say exactly ...
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References A Tour of the White House (1962) See more »

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Camelot
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe (1960)
Performed by Richard Burton
Published by Chappell & Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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3 February 2017 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The beginning to middle was dreadful, middle to end was incredibly average. I wish I didn't pay to see it as the trailer gave me false hope. Boring as hell and consisted of the first lady walking around the house being sad the whole time. I must admit there were about 3 interesting shots but the only bit that actually grabbed my attention was the very short clip of JFK's head being dismantled. Disappointed because Natalie was amazing in Black Swan and I was hoping for a more interesting take on the story. in conclusion; this is my opinion and I know people have different tastes in films but if you thought this film was amazing you've clearly never seen an above average film in your life.


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