Biography / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 8994


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Rebecca Hall as Christine
Michael C. Hall as George
Maria Dizzia as Jean
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Reviewed by Mehki_Girl 1 / 10

So Sorry ****Possible Spoilers***

Sorry, I wanted to be interested in this movie, but it was boring about a boring person. The only thing "interesting" about her, is that she committed suicide on national television. She was boring with terrible delivery skills (if the portrayal is accurate). She was never going to burn up the charts.

They way she's played by the actress doesn't help. She's obviously trying to imitate her in some way with this odd, droning voice which sounds fake. The wig is also terrible.

Christine may have been a loved and lovely person to the people who knew her, but frankly, filming her life and making a movie of it would be like filming mine. Who gives a happy crap? A film of me going to work and being annoyed by my idiot bosses and doing some nice stuff for kids would bore everyone on this planet (including me). Very nice, but not interesting. Neither my life to others or hers to me.

The background music was annoying. I hate when movies based in the 70's constantly have the music or sitcoms from that era playing in the background, loudly, drowning out dialogue. We get it. It's the 70's. Now turn off the dial. We can see the cloths, hairstyles, awful makeup, cars, and crappy, ugly furniture. We get it already. Play some of the music from that period during the opening and closing credits. Every once in a while in the movie, play a few bars, but this movie laid it on thick, which tells me it was desperate. Maybe because in reality, she was boring, had a crappy job like the rest of us, and zero personality on TV?

BTW she may have been depressed, may have had bipolar disorder, but I'm seeing Asperger's.

Interesting note, she died a virgin, had a love interest who died in a car accident. He was Jewish and apparently her dad was vehemently opposed. Her brother also hated her crush at the office. The tape is in safekeeping and never will be shown as it was never recorded on VHS and the family (smart move) took legal action to keep it out of the hands of the pubic. (This according to a recent interview with her brother.*)

The suicide scene was anticlimactic in a movie that was anticlimactic from the first scene. In a way, it was done well as they could have entirely exploited it by showing in it slow motion, up close, repeating it and they did none of that. I do wonder if ruined by years of watching fake deaths on TV, seeing someone shoot themselves, who actually did it in real life and it doesn't register says something really awful about a society that does love blood and guts.

Don't blame the media. Blame us. We got just want we asked for. Think about it.

*Tip to family, if you have a troubled family member, butting in their business about love interests doesn't help someone who already had poor social skills. We know you mean well, but you only isolate an already isolated person with difficulties relating to people further. What are they going to do when you die? Live and let live. And don't be so selfish. It's not your life. It's theirs.

Sorry Christine...I'm sure you were lovely, but your life was boring.

Reviewed by thesteffigrace 10 / 10

A Real Look Into Depression

I have to start by saying that all the negative reviews calling the film "boring," "too slow," or "uninteresting" must have been submitted by people who have not experienced this kind of mental illness first hand. I have, and the way this story was told hit the nail on the head.

This film may be uncomfortable for some to watch due to the subject matter, but the slow, grinding, gutwrenching nature of depression was beautifully captured in Christine. If you've ever been to that dark place of desparation, then you'll appreciate this film. I already knew how the story was going to end, which made it even harder to watch at times, especially since I knew it was based on the true story of Christine Chubbuck, the news anchor who shot herself in the head on live television. Watching Christine teeter back and forth between the hope of bettering her circumstances, and the painful descent back down brought me to tears at times. One scene that really caught me was at around three-quarters into the movie. In the middle of conducting an interview, she has a temporary mental breakdown. She calmly tells the interviewee that they will continue the interview at a later date, and leaves the room. She runs into the bathroom and cracks, bursting into a tormented sob session. The moment her friend runs in and asks if she's okay, Christine instantaneously straightens herself up and says she's fine. A moment like that is even more haunting knowing that eventually, Christine will later take her own life with the cameras rolling, and all aimed at her.

Reviewed by Red-Barracuda 7 / 10

Fascinating biopic about a troubled 70's media personality

I never knew anything about the true story of Christine Chubbuck when I saw this biopic detailing the last year of her life. Needless to say, this fact gave the film an extra impact, as the ending comes as quite a jolt. Chubbuck was a television journalist who worked for a local news channel in Florida. She became nationally famous when she committed suicide live on air during a news broadcast in 1974. She was a troubled individual who was frustrated with her trivial work assignments and also had difficulties in forming relationships with men. The former issue is exacerbated by the fact that the news programme she is part of has failing ratings and so her manager aims to cover more sensationalist material with the motto 'if it bleeds, it leads'. This leaves Chubbuck's human-interest stories marginalised to the point of irrelevance. While her relationship issues stem from the fact that Christine is a genuine oddball who seems to have some social condition, which renders her both forthright and awkward in one-to-one conversations. She only really seems at home when she is on the television.

I found this to be a very involving drama which brought me very much to mind of The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) which was another early 70's period piece that focused on another social misfit who ended up making the news for a notorious incident. Both films share a downbeat tone and both sport fantastic performances in their central roles. In Christine it is Rebecca Hall who immerses herself in the persona of Christine, it really is a very good example of proper acting with Hall tackling a complex character to perfection. Despite her spiky nature I really did care about this woman and that is a large testament to Hall's skills. The other main element in which I got a kick out of was the recreation of the early 70's in all of its beige glory. It was beautifully done and helped considerably in setting the tone of events which follow. Ultimately, I found this true story to be one well worth knowing about and the film did a good job of capturing and presenting it.

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