The scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America's most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.
The thinly vieled so-called Kennedy curse, refers to the various tragic events and deaths that have befallen Ted and the Kennedy family, over many years. Starting with sister Rosemary's botched brain surgery (lobodomy) in 1941, brother Joe Kennedy, Jr's 1944 sudden death (plane crash), sister Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy's death in 1948 (plane crash), JFK and Jackie's loss of their infant son in 1963, the assasination of JFK in 1963, a plane in 1964 carrying Ted Kennedy and others, crashed killing the pilot and an aide, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy in 1968, Ted Kennedy charged with leaving the scene at Chappaquidick in 1969, Ted Kennedy's son, Ted Jr., looses his leg in 1973, RFK's nephew Michael Skakel charged with murder in 1975 (litigation pending), RFK's son David's death in 1984 (drug overdose), Ted Kennedy's nephew, William Kennedy Smith attempted rape charge in 1991 (later acquitted), another RFK son Michael's death in 1997 (ski accident) and the deaths of John Kennedy Jr,, his wife and and sister-in-law in 1999 (plane crash) See more »
The car Ted Kennedy was driving at Chappaquiddick was a 4 door sedan with center pillars behind the front doors. The car in the movie is a 4 door pillarless hardtop. . See more »
This film disappoints. I remember the event quite well and most of the true happenings were covered up and this movie does nothing to add to the truth.
We will never know the complete truth, but money talks and happened in the cover up, but this was not even included in this film. It appears that even 50 odd years later, it is still impossible to get the whole truth, so the Kennedy power still reigns.
A sad day. I feel this movie should not have been released as the speculation will continue, yet a person lost her life and the culprit got away with it.
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