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Jackie – *(*)

Posted: April 5, 2017 in 2016, biopic, Chile, Drama, USA, X1/2


Nathalie Portman is great as Jackie Kennedy. She would have deserved an Oscar. In fact, she’s the only reason why you really need to see this movie. She’s in almost every scene and even though her character isn’t the easiest to empathize with, she doesn’t bore. The writing is good too. The story focuses on the aftermath of the assassination of JFK. You don’t get to learn anything about her life before and after this terrible act. Apart from that one time she hosted a television crew inside the White House. But that’s fine. You get to watch her for 2 hours in the most difficult period of her life. Great.

Yet somehow this isn’t a great movie.

The soundtrack is so annoying that it disturbs the entire atmosphere of the movie. Magnificent according to the Guardian. Terrible according to many user reviews on imdb. Make up your mind. The other members of the cast play second fiddle and can’t even pull that off. This is Nathalie Portman’s show and the other actors look like they are auditioning for a part.

When you’re annoyed throughout the entire movie, it’s not a good movie. No matter how excellent the lead is.

Bruno is a confused thirty-something architect who leaves his wife and their son for a shabby room in his grandfather’s house. There’s a few things he needs to think about and he needs to be alone. He accepts a new work assignment, but isn’t inspired at all. The company provides him with a tour guide who brings him to all kinds of spots in the city and bam, there’s chemistry and more confusion.

En La Gama De Los Grises is yet another movie about someone who struggles with his homosexuality. Yes. sigh. Another one. sigh.  This seems like a never ending topic for movie makers all over the world. The only interesting thing about this one is that it’s made in Chile and the two main characters bike around a lot in the capital. It makes you look up how much the Iberia tickets to Santiago are, rather than keeping focused on the story. (840 euro in case you wonder)

Please, lgbt movie makers all over the world, lighten up!  Gay people struggling with their sexuality is só 20th Century.