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It was a slow but powerful look into a flawed man.
Just makes me wonder if what happened that night is what we we settled with back then
Many of the characters are cut from recycled cardboard, while Kennedy himself, played by Jason Clarke, remains a cipher. (Mary Jo is played by Kate Mara.) The movie makes a point of not judging him, but that only highlights the impossibility, after all these years, of penetrating the mystery of his behavior.
Chappaquiddick may or may not be what actually happened, but it gets at enough piercing truths.
First-time screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan have done their homework in organizing the material but haven’t brought an argument to the table that might have zapped the film to life; everything is methodical, it covers most of the bases, but passion and vitality are crucially missing from director John Curran’s treatment.
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- Kate Mara
- Jason Clarke
- Olivia Thirlby
- Clancy Brown
- Ed Helms
- Bruce Dern
- Jim Gaffigan
- Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell
- Andria Blackman
- John Fiore
Did You Know?
- In the years following the Dyke bridge/Ted Kennedy tragety, and to this day, the Dyke bridge is affectionately referred to as "The Kennedy Car Wash" by Edgartown locals.
- One of Kennedy's advisers uses the term "as pure as Mother Teresa." Although the BBC aired a documentary in the UK on Mother Teresa in 1969, it was not until 1971 that the US knew of her work through the book, " Something Beautiful for God."
- Joseph Kennedy: You'll never be great.