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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  4 March 2001 (USA)
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They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. ... See full summary »

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They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy women. What really unfolded behind the monolith of Kennedy power is revealed for the first time: the true story of the Kennedy reign told through the eyes of the three women who lived it. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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The secret lives of the Kennedy families. See more »

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In the scene where members of the Kennedy family are watching a fictionalized Joan Kennedy speaking in Berlin, the real Joan Kennedy appears on the left. See more »

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About 10 minutes into Part I, there is a scene set at Hyannis Port when JFK takes Jackie to "the Cape" to meet his parents. Although this is supposed to take place in 1953, there is a 1959 Cadillac parked in front of the beach house. See more »

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Rose Kennedy: What are you girls gossiping about?
Jackie Kennedy: Ethel and I were just talking about how well Bobby sleeps. Jackie and Ethel are smirking.
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It is Very Good: Better than most
5 February 2005 | by (Bronx N.Y.) – See all my reviews

This film is not as bad as the previous review states. It is very interesting. Jill H. does a great job of letting the audience in on the fact that Jackie O's voice changed from breathy to normal depending on her surroundings. She was shy and egar to please so it showed up in her voice. The other actors did very well in showing the complexity of the real life people they were playing.

It is like a soap opera but so was the lives of the Kennedy's. They have endured assassinations, sexual scandals, failed marriages, loss of children and loved ones, and power, wealth, success. That sounds like a soap to me. Like anything though, if you want to get a real perspective on what it was like among the Kennedy women read the book this movie is based on. I read it before I saw the film and it was a little annoying to see how they tweaked some of the incidents. For example the beginning where Ethel pretends to not want to kiss Jackie on the cheek after Jack wins the election. In the book she is very cold to Jackie. Its a very awkward moment in front of the entire family.

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