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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, CA] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Blu-ray Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: BLU FEATURE JAC
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray video (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master audio 5.1,Dolby digital 5.1,Surround Dolby digital 2.0,rda
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May 02, 2019

No pleasure in this dramatization of a portion of the life of Jackie Kennedy. Portman's portrayal was unpleasant and melodramatic. A movie about about a charming lady staring a lackluster actress with no charm.

Mar 12, 2019

I'm actually very surprised at how much the main audience didn't like this movie. A film doesn't need to be exciting and fast paced in order to be classified as a good movie. This film is very slow, but that is the point. After the assasination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, Jackie's life slows down, and she becomes depressed. They make it as though we are in her shoes. It seemed like I was sitting next to her during the moment of her husband's death. I also liked how they kept sneaking in real footage of the events. Natalie Portman is fantastic as Jackie, and her performance was so real. Also, the score absolutely haunted me and made me cry. Although it could be considered boring, the way the story was presented captivated me.

Dec 29, 2018

Hated it. Turned it off.

Oct 12, 2018

the Kennedy funeral arrangements as though recounted by Vanity Fair

May 28, 2018

For the Kennedy fans who want a depiction of yet another perspective to the infamous Kennedy assassination - a wife/mother's perspective. A positive tribute to Jackie. What did the Kennedy clan do to generate gun-toting-sniper enemies - both Robert & John Kennedy were assassinated. That's alot for one family.

Where are the leaders that EVERYONE respects? Can such a leader exist in today's power driven society?

May 11, 2018

If you can't sleep, this movie will help you!
It is tedious and the sound track is awful. The movie portrays Jackie Kennedy as a vapid, dimwitted woman with a speech impediment.
Go watch the White House Tour available on youtube. It gives you a much better feel for this woman's character.
Although I'm not a Jackie Kennedy fan, she deserves better than this.

May 01, 2018

This whole film was done in a very interesting way. Excellent score and cinematography... and Natalie Portman was outstanding as Jackie. I liked that it gave a peek behind the curtain of the pristine Kennedy facade... it showed Jackie with flaws, which is a change of pace from how she is usually portrayed. A must see!

Feb 05, 2018

One is left realizing that separating the real Jackie from who Jackie wanted us to think she was is impossible. Other than that, it was 100 minutes of waiting for something and ultimately being disappointed.

Dec 14, 2017

Natalie Portman was an excellent 'Jackie'. I found Jackie so demanding and pushy, I wonder if she was like that in real life. Nevertheless, Jackie Kennedy wanted her husband to be remembered and she did an admirable job of doing that. The movie was very well put together and shot in an interesting way. Some shots were the present time, some went back in time and some were shots of the actual shooting. As well, if you watch the extras, they used some original footage of Jackie doing a tour of the Whitehouse, using an old camera, and mixing that with present day footage. Terrific work! I felt this movie depicted very well how Jackie Kennedy would have felt after such a horrific death of her husband and her efforts in trying to save his life by holding parts of President Kennedy together. Continuing to wear the bloody clothing and refusing to exit the plane by the back door (so to speak) are exactly the right things to do under the circumstances.

Nov 27, 2017

I thought Natalie Portman did an amazing job as Jackie, she definitely got her voice/accent spot on. But the movie itself didn't hold my attention (I began to FF scenes). There were some interesting scenes and I did feel for Jackie in all she was dealing with, but the movie seemed choppy with flashbacks, memories and the interview. I didn't enjoy watching this movie as much as I thought I would.

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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.
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.

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.
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.
Pretty soon he'll just be another oil portrait lining these hallways.
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
That's what Camelot is about. Ordinary men banding together to fight for a better world.
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.
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.

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.
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?

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.
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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