The opening sad musical notes create a tale of sorrow and prepare you for the dreary story about to unfold.
- Tradition is strength.
- “Perfect people can’t change. Jack was always getting better, stronger.” – Jackie
- “People need their history. It gives them strength.” – Priest (John Hurt)
- “We all live on, far after our deaths. Presidents will come and go and every one of them will look up to Jack for guidance, for inspiration.” - Jackie
- "The darkness won't go away, but it won't always be this heavy." - The Priest
- You get to see some old footage. Director Pablo Larrain also creates portions of the film to look like old footage. Nice touch.
- Peter Sarsgaard plays Robert Kennedy with Beth Grant as Ladybird Johnson.
- Billy Crudup plays The Journalist who treads carefully with his questions to this delicate, strong First Lady as she reels from her husband’s assassination.
- The way Jackie explained her husband’s death to their children was touching.
- The Camelot scene was very well done.
- The conversations Jackie had with her priest were vulnerable and honest, allowing us to peek into her true psyche and inner struggles.
- You really feel like you're in the 1960's. The set design was very well done.
- There is a graphic moment when you see President Kennedy’s head get shot. You can see the gruesome video footage of the actual moment on YouTube.
- The movie is a bit morbid with no humor to help you recover from the overwhelming sadness.
- There isn't a lot of creative directing with interesting camera work. It feels, probably intentionally, more like a documentary.
- Despite Jackie's elegance and beauty, the film feels a bit drab and grey. Again, that's probably intentional to help us feel the cloud of sorrow during those dark days.
- “The more I read, the more I wonder: when something is written down, does that make it true?” – Jackie
- “We have television now. At least people can see with their own eyes.” – Jackie
- “For royalty, you need tradition and for tradition, you need time.” – Jackie
- “How do I do this?” - Jackie
- “A First Lady must always be ready to pack her suitcases. It’s inevitable.” – Jackie
- “There are two kinds of women: those who have power in the world and those who have power in bed.” – Jackie
- “I lost track of it somehow, what was real and what was performance.” – Jackie
- “History is harsh.” – Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard)
"People like to believe in fairy tales." - Jackie
- Two F-bombs.
- Some bloody scenes.
- Children will be bored out of their minds. Older kids who are history buffs might be interested.