Dude Rates Movies

Jackie

E
Poster of the movie
Pablo Larraín | 2016 | USA, France, Chile, China, Germany, UK
Friday 29 June 2018 (watched)

This movie has no plot. It is a clinical examination of a woman in state of shock, followed by her subsequent mourning. The directing and editing is reminiscent of Terrence Malick’s style, with the camera filming the actors’ face 2 inches away from them, cuts from one shot to almost the same one to show fractured continuity, and dialogues about God and whatnot drifting to a voice-over. Also there is a creepy soundtrack. I have no idea what all this is trying to achieve. It was too cerebral for me, I guess.