Jackie

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4.5/5 Stars

Summary: “Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.”

Yay, finally one of the Oscar nominated movies that I really liked!  There have been too many meh ones that I watched lately.

I thought this movie was incredibly well made from the acting to the overall look of the scenes and the writing.  Seriously, it deserves more attention than it has gotten.  I knew very little about Jackie Kennedy before watching this movie, but I felt like Natalie Portman fully lost herself in the character and became Jackie.

The movie shows Jackie as she tries to hold it all together after the murder of her husband in front of the entire country.  With looks and small moments you can see everything going through this woman’s mind at the time, knowing that her entire life is changed, but she still has to go on for the sake of her husband’s memory and her kids.

If you like history, watch it.  If you like great female characters, watch it.

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