The Most Famous First Lady
After Hilary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump there has been alot of chatter about First Ladies. Some have voiced their desire for Michelle Obama to run for President of the United States in 2024. Some have voiced their uneasiness for the current First Lady, Melania Trump. Many have even talked about inciting a recount in favor of Hilary Clinton, herself a former First Lady.
The internet is swelling with talk about these powerful women, so it seems like the perfect time to roll out a film about the most famous First Lady, Jackie Kennedy.
Jackie Movie: Mrs. Kennedy Takes Center Stage Again
The official Jackie movie trailer somberly recounts the untimely death of Jacqueline Kennedy’s husband, John. The aftermath of the televised assassination finds Jackie in mourning for her husband.
She struggles with properly expressing her sorrow for John Kennedy while combating various political officials to give him an honorable send-off. In the trailer, she demands “more soldiers” and “more crying”, unwilling to settle for anything less for her deceased husband.
Jackie director, Pablo Larraín, is noted for being Chile’s greatest film directors. While I haven’t personally seen any of his films, Jackie looks to be an incredible treat. It will be Pablo’s first American film, but it looks to carry the somber tone that his movie’s express. The trailer felt eerily similar to films like The Girl On The Train, Sicario, and Gone Girl. It looks to be wonderfully shot with a very straight-forward story. The gloom can be felt through the computer screen, especially during the scenes in featuring the Kennedy’s motorcade.
Natalie Portman Returns
I’m just going to say it. I’ve MISSED Natalie Portman. Her last film, Jane’s Got A Gun, was less than impressive. Fans of Black Swan will be happy to see a potential return to that caliber of acting in the Jackie movie trailer. The role feels fit for Portman as she shows the same intensity and commitment she displayed as Nina Sayers.
Final Thoughts On Jackie Trailer
The main draw for most will be Natalie Portman’s Oscar-bait performance. The film will also feature notable talents such as Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt. This already feels like the intensely emotional political drama we’ve been waiting all year for.
The last Kennedy film I watched was Oliver Stone’s JFK. With the exhausting political year we’ve all endured, it will be nice to be retrospective and look at a different time just as tumultuous as ours.
Catch Jackie in theaters on December 2nd.