Jackie tries to tell more about this event in history but sadly is not that great of a biopic
The assassination of John F Kennedy was a terrible American tragedy. Even though it happened before I was born, I am aware it was traumatic for this nation. This story has been told numerous times in made for TV movies and even on the silver screen. Yet Jackie attempts to tell it in a whole new way. I was able to see it early and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Jackie here:
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 Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). 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.
There is only one good thing about Jackie, and that is the performance of Natalie Portman. This is one of her best roles in her career so far. She holds the weight of this film on her shoulders, and does an amazing job. Sadly no matter how hard she tries, her portrayal can only carry this film so far. It is by no means an awful film, but as far as biopics go it is nothing more than okay. I had hoped it would blow me away, but once it was over this just didn’t happen sadly. If you want to learn more about Jackie head over to this website.
Jackie gets 5/10. It was not the worst biopic I have seen this year, but it wasn’t the best either. The film jumps around many times, but I understood the whole time why they were doing this. Yet this won’t be a film for everyone. There is a lot going on and this can make the film hard to follow at times. Overall not a bad biopic, but not one people need to run out and see.