Saturday night before the Oscars, Sharon and I watched Jackie. This is part of our continuing effort to see all of the Oscar nominated films.
The film stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy. Jackie was nominated for three Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards: Best Actress (Portman), Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.
The film follows Jackie Kennedy in the days when she was First Lady in the White House and her life following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963. It is partly based on Theodore H. White's Life magazine interview with the widow at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The film is split into primary three storylines that are interwoven: Jackie giving a tour of the White House before her husband's death; the events after Kennedy is shot leading up to the funeral; and the interview at Hyannis Port.
It is an "ok" movie. I give it a "B-." With so much content in the world, it is not something that I recommend you go out of your way to see, unless, like us, you are trying to see all of the Oscar nominated films and performances. It didn't win any Oscars...