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Jackie [DVD] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 03/07/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (248 out of 270)

    Special Features


    • From Jackie to Camelot
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    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Jackie
    In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while making plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her close friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young family as a bereaved nation watches on. Pablo Larrain directed this nonlinear biopic. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Natalie Portman
      Natalie Portman - Jacqueline Kennedy
    • Peter Sarsgaard
      Peter Sarsgaard - Bobby Kennedy
    • Greta Gerwig
      Greta Gerwig - Nancy Tuckerman
    • Billy Crudup
      Billy Crudup - The Journalist
    • John Hurt
      John Hurt - The Priest



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 270 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Whirlwind of a Character Drama

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      VandyPrice
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      There's a moment that comes forty-five or so minutes into Jackie where the former first lady boldly strides into her husband's quarters for the first time since his death and proceeds to play what she recalls as his favorite number from the musical, "Camelot," while trying on much of her wardrobe, sitting in chairs, smoking, sitting in rooms, and admiring swatches of material she no doubt had glorious plans for; soaking in all that will soon be gone, the tragedy, the full comprehension of what our titular character is going through just washing over Jackie herself-maybe for the first time since her husband's death with the full force of reality. There is a plethora of delicious dialogue in Noah Oppenheim's screenplay, but it is moments such as this-moments that require no words where director Pablo Larraín excels at cutting to the heart of what motivates our titular character, what allows her to push on with life, and most impressively what gives Jackie the ability of allowing the audience to understand an individual's challenging ideas and decisions in the midst of unfair circumstances that are also undoubtedly the worst days of her life. Jackie follows former first lady Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) in the week following the assassination of her husband in 1963, but that is what is to be expected from a biographical film concerning Mrs. Kennedy. What one might not necessarily be prepared for, but that Jackie certainly delivers, is a closely compacted study of the balance a woman in her (singular) position must pull off when concerning themselves not only with the here and now, but what people will write about her and her husband for decades to come. The ideas of legacy and of shaping that legacy come easier to viewers who obviously know what the myths around the ever-regal Kennedy clan have come to be, but Jackie opens our eyes to the fact such myths have to be constructed in some form or fashion. People like to believe in fairy tales and, for Jackie, it seems the goal was always to purport this facade that embodied the noble and majestic lifestyle of her husband's favorite musical. While Jackie, the film, looks to more or less deconstruct those myths-revealing the thought process and truths behind the scenes-the film also weirdly works to build up that myth even more albeit with more of an eerie tone than that of the mysterious one Jackie might have preferred.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Portman is fantastic, an inspiring inside look?

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      Waszak1977
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      Ok when I watch films I do so on a 180" movie theater screen with full 7.1 surround sound and the Buttkicker transducer system. This is not to Bragg but to give an idea of the clarity that I rate both 4k and 1080p films. 1st off regardless if you are huge into 4k or still collect Blu-ray; I will add that with today's (Oppo) upscaling technology along with upscaling technology on theater projectors that the difference between Blu-ray & 4k is minimal. I will say that going over 180" that you will likely see a difference and recommend 4k for 150"+ screens. I found the film to be An inside to the White House, and especially how the political system was effected during such a tragedy. Natalie Portmans acting brought Jackie Kennedy back to life and some scenes were just fascinating. The way she captures the screen smoking a cigarette during an interview while NOT giving an interview was brutal. The film brought out her biggest fears of her husband being forgotten as most don't know how many presidents were even assasinated? The film mixed in period film and photography. It was a pleasure to watch however is not a film Id watch mor that once every couple years.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oscar worthy performance from Natalie Portman

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      This is truly an Oscar-worthy performance by Ms. Natalie Portman as Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy. It is impossible to take your eyes off of her. While I was in my early teens when these events transpired, I have no true recollection of any contemporary interviews with Mrs. Kennedy. I cannot say to what extent Ms. Portman attempted to channel Mrs. Kennedy. I'm unfamiliar with any personal accounts of what Mrs. Kennedy actually went through but if this is an imagined or fictionalized version of that, it is a vivid portrayal of her emotional journey from the shock and anguish to her fierce determination to ensure the legacy of John Kennedy and to leave us wondering what might have been had her Camelot endured.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Jackie" comes alive!

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      For those who lived through the "Jackie" era, the DVD " Jackie" brings back memories of the JFK/JACKIE Camelot era (or what later came to be referred to as the "Camelot Myth") as it focuses on Jackie Kennedy before, during, and following the 1963 assassination of JFK (with emphasis on the period after JFK's assassination).The DVD can provide a younger generation of viewers a glimpse of the massive media attention Jackie attracted before and after her reign as First Lady. Natalie Portman is excellent and highly believable in the starring role and received a well deserved Oscar nomination. She makes you believe that she is indeed "Jackie".

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An amazing biographical/historical film.

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      I think that "Jackie" was a very inspiring and amazing film and was also one of the greatest films of all-time and was one of my favorite films of all-time. Natalie Portman's role in this film was amazing. Jacqueline Kennedy was one of this country's bravest and heroic First Ladies that had to deal with and recover from a personal tragedy that affected the entire world and also be a mother to her children. I also think that this film had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable drama including a really great cast and personal storylines as well.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An amazing historical/biographical film.

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      Pyramids
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      I think that "Jackie" was one of the greatest, amazing and inspiring films of all-time and was also one of my favorite films of all-time. Jacqueline Kennedy was one of this country's bravest and heroic First Ladies that had to deal with recovering from a personal tragedy that affected the entire world and being a parent to her children. Natalie Portman's role was absolutely amazing in this film. I also think that "Jackie" had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable drama including a really great and amazing cast and personal storylines as well.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good not Great

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      Natalie Portman as Jackie is quite good. The voice is good not exact but close to what Jackie Kennedy sounded like. The film was a minor disappointment but I did enjoy it. I don't know what I was expecting. The film was different than what I thought it would be. It also makes her seem like a very nasty person. .But right after her husband's brains are all over her and she wants him remembered as GREAT, I guess she had good reason. I would reccommend this just on Portmans performance.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Geat Drama

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      enzso
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      Natalie Portman captures Jackie Kennedy like no one else before her. We all know the tragic story but new light shed on some parts of Jackie's life and her struggles to get through that horrible weekend, keep her sanity, comfort her small children, lead a nation and the world in mourning with grace and dignity the likes of which we have not seen before, find a new home to live and rebuild a new life for herself and her children. We will never see anyone like her again.

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