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Jackie

Following the events after the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy from the eyes of his then First Lady and wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the story intimately retells the psychological aftermath that the first lady went through and the struggles she faced to maintain her husband`s legacy.

Language: English
Subtitle: No Subtitle
Classification: NC16
Release Date: 16 Feb 2017
Genre: Biography / Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Distributor: Shaw Organisation
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt
Director: Pablo Larraín
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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The Good, the Bad and the First Lady:

• The assassination of JFK is one of those big conspiracy-laden events in American history which has been told through various movies, but "Jackie" lets us look through the event via the eyes of the iconic First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and how she deals with the aftermath of the situation.

• The film shows the many sides of the First Lady, most of which are not very flattering, and Natalie Portman is brilliant and perfect as the fragile yet ferocious Jackie, making this as one of her best performances yet.

• The film was haunting, deeply emotional, and riveting, and it was completely honest and real. From the interview with a newspaper reporter to a conversation with the family priest, the recording of a televised tour of the White House, and the period between the actual assassination and the funeral - everything portrayed in this film just seems so realistic.

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• The movie is one of John Hurt's final film performances before his passing.


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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only