Monday, December 5, 2016

Jackie Movie Review

Natalie Portman stars in Jackie

Vanity Project

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Jackie is 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 (Natalie Portman.) Jackie 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 "Camelot" that they created and loved so well. Directed by Noah Oppenheim.

Insufferable. Vapid. The most boring movie of this century. Forgive me for not drinking the Kool-Aid; but Oppenheim's Jackie is a 99-minute exercise in emptiness and futility. What's interesting about the wife of someone famous, who's best known for wearing pretty clothes and marrying another famous (older, richer) guy? Nothing. Neither is Portman's performance... an overrated, seemingly effortless walkthrough of bad advice, "Don't marry the President," and outright cluelessness. Toss in a Razzie-worthy turn by normally terrific Peter Sarsgaard as RFK, and John Hurt as an Irish priest; and it's a wonder I stayed to the very end. Practically unwatchable.

Grade: F