An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.Wikipedia
The narrative develops at a slow pace yet maintains a crisp thrill all throughout. It keeps you invested but doesn’t take you in as much as you’d expect and would like it to. Also, the nonchalant background score makes it a tad bit difficult to keep your attention from wavering.
Jackie offers a window through time into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy but you wouldn’t want to believe it is due to the exorbitantly larger than life treatment that it gets. The film tried exceptionally hard to be exceptional and it seeps through the seams just enough to make you feel disenchanted.
A disturbingly intimate portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy, ‘Jackie’ is a film that unmasks her in such a tender yet objective manner; you feel like an intruder who is tailing the first lady of America and a widow in her most trying time. Still, this is when director Pablo Larraín shows you just what Jacqueline was made of.
Overall, with a proper tone, accurate setting and above all, an unforgettable performance, Jackie is a powerful, subtle and dark film made only more emotional by the grating soundtrack.
Natalie Portman channels a deeply troubled Mrs Kennedy...