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In the riveting suspense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, 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.

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Jason Clarke
as Sen. Ted Kennedy
Kate Mara
as Mary Jo Kopechne
Ed Helms
as Joe Gargan
Jim Gaffigan
as Paul Markham
Bruce Dern
as Joe Kennedy Sr.
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

[jason] Clarke does wonders with the material, adding new dimensions and layers between what hit the screen and what lingered just out of frame.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Everything is methodical, it covers most of the bases, but passion and vitality are crucially missing from director John Curran's treatment.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

"Chappaquiddick" is exactly what you want it to be: a tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise and authentic piece of history - a tabloid scandal attached to a smoke-filled-room travesty.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

... it's like a made-for-Lifetime network melodrama and little more, despite solid performances, particularly from Jason Clarke as Kennedy and Ed Helms as cousin and "fixer" Joe Gargan.

December 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Not only is Chappaquiddick a standout treatment of this story, but it's a perfect film for these times (Living Life Fearless)

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Whether a product of the script as written or of Curran's directorial decisions, the second half of Chappaquiddick plays like comedy.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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