JACKIE – Rated R

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JACKIE – Rated R – 100 Min

Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Saarsgard, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup

Writer Noah Oppenheim beings to vivid view the pain, agony and profound legacy that Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conscientiously and meticulously forged for her husband, and her family, after his tragic assassination 53 years ago…

Caught up in the turmoil of her life after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, we meet Jackie (Natalie Portman) sitting down with reporter (Billy Crudup) to tell “her story”…after months of facts being misconstrued and fabricated in the press…

As Jackie shares her innermost secrets, thoughts and handlings of her husband’s funeral ~ and her encounters with brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy (Peter Saarsgard) too, a strong, courageous, yet very dysfunctional woman emerges upon the screen…

I give JACKIE a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN ~ Portman literally transforms herself into the iconic heroin and 1st lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, as she brings to life Oppenheim’s storyline, with an intricate perfection woven throughout each and every frame of this film. Having already received the Critic’s Choice award for BEST ACTRESS, and also receiving nods for Best Actress for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award as well, I think this is going to be the year of PORTMAN, with her portrayal of our 35th First Lady. Director Pablo Larrain should receive kudos too, for bringing out such an award winning performance from his leading lady. My only wish while watching JACKIE, was that this film would have ventured further into Jackie’s life and legacy, instead of focusing solely on the most tragic and life changing week in her, and her children’s lives…but with that said, this is one film you that once you view it, you will never forget!!!

Kathy Kaiser