• Chappaquiddick (2018)


Release Date: April 6th, 2018

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history.

Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown, Taylor Nichols

Director: John Curran

Genres: Thriller , Historical drama

Production Co: DMG Entertainment, Apex Entertainment

Distributors: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Quest, Dark, Fall, Temptation, Mystery, Car, Tense, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 70
    David SimsThe Atlantic

    It’s a film looking to challenge America’s gauzy perception of the country’s most famous political family, loaded with all the bleakness that task requires. show more

  • 60
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Chappaquiddick may or may not be what actually happened, but it gets at enough piercing truths. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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