DVD

Chappaquiddick

Model: DJ6422

SKU: 638782 Product ID: 883834

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Drama

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ Mature themes and coarse language

Release Date ‐ 19/09/18

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    CHAPPAQUIDDICK is a piercing reexamination of the true events surrounding the most difficult seven days of Senator Ted Kennedy’s career when he drove off a bridge, ending the life of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a promising political strategist who had worked on his brother Bobby Kennedy’s presidential campaign the year prior.

    It starts on the eve of the moon landing, July 18, 1969, at a party in a rented house on Chappaquiddick Island, celebrating a reunion of many Bobby Kennedy campaign workers. With his brother John’s presidential legacy looming large as his promise to land a man on the moon is coming true, Kennedy leaves the party early giving Kopechne a fateful ride to the ferry. He approaches a narrow bridge at angle with the dirt road and in an instant the car flips over into the murky waters below. Kennedy escapes but the 28-year-old campaign worker remains trapped inside. In the aftermath, Kennedy fails to report the accident for nine hours. The Senator struggles to follow his own moral compass and simultaneously protect his family's legacy, all while simply trying to keep his own political ambitions alive.

    Directed by John Curran (Tracks, The Painted Veil) from a screenplay by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, CHAPPAQUIDDICK features a strong ensemble cast, including Jason Clarke (Ted Kennedy), Kate Mara (Mary Jo Kopechne), Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, and Taylor Nichols with Olivia Thirlby and Bruce Dern.

     

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    Director - John Curran

    Actors - Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern

    Film Genre - Drama

    Label - Universal Sony Pictures P/l

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Running Time - 102

    Aspect ratio - 2.40:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - Mature themes and coarse language

    Year of Release - 2017

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Once U.S. royalty - but not immune to tragedy The Kennedy clan seemed to have it all - but wealth and privilege has its price. This movie is a reasonably accurate record of the Chappaquiddick disaster and how it unfolded. Gives an insight into how hard it must have been to live up to Joe Kennedy's expectations. The movie quality was surprisingly poor - the sound wasn't great and no subtitles. For those of us who recall these events, it's an interesting movie, but probably won't live long in the memories of anyone born after Jack Kennedy's assassination.
Date published: 2018-10-19
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