Director Pablo Larrain has done Americans a service in bringing to the screen the story of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Natalie Portman) to the screen, telling her story from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Caspar Phillipson) through his funeral as told to a journalist (Billy Crudup).
This is a film to be seen, not only because of the Academy Award nomination-worthy performance of Ms. Portman, but because of the heroic actions of the President’s wife in a time of national catastrophe.
Whether you lived through that time or are unfamiliar with the decisions that confronted the President’s widow within the days after he died in her arms, you can’t help but be inspired by how she inspired, not only America, but the entire world.
Jackie Kennedy was an enigma to most everyone, but Natalie Portman gives incredible insight into the issues that confronted the First Lady following President Kennedy’s assassination and how she rose to the inner power to confront them.
This film is a must-see not only for Americans, but citizens of any country and I give it a 4.9 out of 5.
It's interesting that it took a Chilean to bring it to the U.S.