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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: Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC J
Characteristics: DVD video
video file,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,Surround Dolby digital 2.0
4 3/4 in.,stamping,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 15, 2017

This role was not for Natalie Portman, she just didn't pull it off. Nothing seemed like a real fit in the film. The music was not a fit, costumes, sets. It all seemed like it was a rewrite of an important woman in history. She was doing so much more then redecorating and being a fashion statement. There was a story behind Jackie Kennedy that this film doesn't seem to grasp in a time that it was so badly needed. Too bad, because Jackie Kennedy really does deserve a seat in history.

Sep 01, 2017

Seemed to lack 'something'. Must have been tricky trying to imitate Jackie's voice etc.

Aug 20, 2017

Another Hollywood movie that is not "entertainment".
But for what it is, it is an OK movie. I thought N Portman did a good job. I wouldn't recommend it unless one was interested in getting a glimpse into what a public figure endures in a tragic situation.

Aug 20, 2017

I found this movie to lag and the antagonist fairly fake. It lost my interest within half hour of playing. The history it is based on is a great American story. Too bad this did not properly represent it. Not one of Natalie Portmans strongest roles. Very disappointing.

Aug 11, 2017

Found the movie interesting. What a horrifying segment in a young mother's life. My biggest problem with the movie is the poor dialogue quality. It may be better on some fancy sound system. (Which I don't have) So I was constantly backing up to fathom out the words.

Aug 09, 2017

Boring movie...it seemed to aimlessly jerk around from the past to the present...very confusing & disjointed...should have been made as a 30 min. documentary...2 stars

debwalker Aug 06, 2017

Stunning. Was there really a Camelot? Portman takes us inside the assassination and the marriage, bringing Jackie alive and real and tragic. A sobering counterpoint to the Trumpian era of leadership via Twitter.

Aug 05, 2017

Right up there with Oliver Stone's JFK as one of the greatest films ever made about the Kennedy assassination. What could've easily been an exploitative TV movie-type story becomes a deep, haunting drama in the sure hands of director Pablo Larrain and writer Noah Oppenheim. Like Stone's movie, it seamlessly blends historical images with new footage, creating a mood piece centering on the horror of JFK's death. Along the way, it offers real insights into not just Jackie's behind-the-scenes life, but also what it means to be First Lady - the burdens and responsibilities that come with the job. A word of warning: This movie's R rating is no joke. Using modern CG and sound editing to maximum effect, it offers an up-close-and-personal view of JFK's killing that makes the Zapruder film seem tame in comparison.

Jul 30, 2017

Wow, am amazed by the negative comments here about this film. This is a first class biopic with top notch acting and direction. Had low expectations going in, with so much already written and filmed about the Kennedys, but this film was a big surprise. If nothing else, it offers a fresh look at the murder of JFK from the eyes of the First Lady. Its not perfect by any means, some anachronimisms appear in the script with terms liked "spooked" and "assets" being more post 9/11 then November 1963. Nevertheless, highly recommend to anyone interested in the Kennedys or American historical drama.

Jul 24, 2017

Really? I had no idea people hated Jackie Kennedy and wanted to make her look like a drug addicted sociopath with delusions of grandure. This is what Hollywood puts out these days and call entertainment? Is it too much to say I hope all these people die a horrible death? Okay, I won't say that.

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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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