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½ April 30, 2015
A tad too long, but very touching and insightful, about a dignified woman who'd stood in her glamorous sister in-law's shadow.

Annoying: the constant references throughout the documentary, to "Mummy" and "Daddy" by the adult children of Bobby & Ethel. ("Mummy and Daddy"? Really?)
December 3, 2013
Great documentary about the widow of Robert Kennedy who raised 11 children after his death. Filmed by their youngest child who was born 6 months after her father's death. It is an interesting film which intercuts old footage with interviews of the now 85 year old Ethel and the surviving children. Shines a nice light on the reserved widow.
November 22, 2013
Very interesting, and partly moving, documentary of Ethel Kennedy, wife of assassinated Robert Kennedy and directed by Rory Kennedy, their youngest daughter! Includes a lot of private home videos and a very rare and candid interview with Ethel Kennedy!
August 19, 2013
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful person, wife, and mother.
½ June 16, 2013
A documentary about bobby Kennedy's wife, an there was a lot of new info for this history buff. She seems like a dynamite lady and I had never heard of her before.
April 11, 2013
good doc a moving, highly enjoyable, thoroughly absorbing portrait.
February 8, 2013
I've seen this movie twice in two days. SO inspirational. A moving and beautiful portrait of an amazing couple. RFK & Ethel were/are exceptional.
½ December 25, 2012
A Great Woman, indeed.
November 16, 2012
What a beautiful documentary about a woman who endured so much loss. Wonderfully directed by her youngest daughter. This is a must see!
November 8, 2012
This doc was totally riveting. A first-person account of Robert Kennedy's career and the strong woman who helped facilitate it. Rory Kennedy used her unique position to use her family to tell a complete, if obviously whitewashed, story. The archival footage was incredible and then to get the story behind it from several different perspectives was especially lovely.
October 28, 2012
I love documentaries.
October 24, 2012
Slick, powerful, moving and inspirational, like the subject at hand. While the documentary leaves out any hostile gossip about the Kennedy brothers, it does successfully bring forth a cunning institution of moral duty and perserverence in the wake of national tragedy. Ethel Kennedy's personality is the brightest star in this quick documentary of illuminating wonders of American history.
October 18, 2012
The life and career of Bobby Kennedy through an intimate portrait from the perspective of his wife Ethel and his children. The film is produced and directed by Rory Kennedy, his youngest daughter born after his death. The film reminded me of why I've always admired RFK from those who knew him best.
June 15, 2012
Documentary on Ethel Kennedy, as told by her children. Directed by her youngest child, Rory Kennedy. Ethel tells us, Rory means "the last of the kings."
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