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Release Date: April 6th, 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: Historical drama, Thriller

Production Co: DMG Entertainment, Apex Entertainment

Distributors: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

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

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  • The film ultimately ends up feeling like a shaggy dog story – a metaphor for Ted Kennedy, perhaps – engaging, charismatic, but ending with a whimper. show more

  • Jason Clarke is strong as the weak senator, and he wisely goes easy on replicating the unmistakable Massachusetts accent. show more

  • 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

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