Sunday, 15 January 2017
'Jackie' focuses on Jacqueline Kennedy and her actions in the short period from the day of her husband's assassination to about a week following the funeral. Clearly this is a period when Mrs Kennedy would have experienced trauma, shock and confusion.
Natalie Portman delivers a strong performance in the title role certainly sounding and looking like the public recollections of the former First Lady. All the performances are fine.
The film blends historical footage effectively to add realism to the depiction.
On the negative side I found the film slow at times and the musical soundtrack persistant and intrusive.