Based on true events, 'Christine' is the shocking story of a Florida news reporter who, in 1974, shocked the world by taking her own life live on air. Christine (Rebecca Hall), always the smartest person in the room at a small town Florida news station, is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss, who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine's diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.
A study of a woman slowly going to pieces
- Christine review by RS
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Christine is the true story of a TV journalist at a small Florida TV station in 1974, whose career and mental state slowly disintegrates, resulting in her on-air suicide. Rebecca Hall's performance as Christine Chubbock is totally compelling, and the period detail of broadcasting techology, clothes, interior decor etc. is convincing. If the film has flaws, it is that the subject matter makes it increasingly difficult to watch (especially as you know how it will end), and that at almost two hours it is probably twenty minutes too long. This is definitely not a fun movie, but if you like serious dramatic films you will be impressed.