Chappaquiddick (2017)

This is a pretty average retelling of the 1969 scandal that ended the Kennedy brothers’ domination of the Democratic Presidential scene. However, the fascinating centrality of the event makes this movie compelling nevertheless.

After John F Kennedy and Robert Kennedy are shot, the falls to younger brother Teddy Kennedy, who is now the frontrunner for the 1972 Democratic Presidential nomination. But then this happens…

Watch the movie to find out what! Essentially an unfortunate road accident exposes Teddy’s bad judgement and morally questionable demeanour.

The enjoyment of the movie is in the details of how the regrettable event is dealt with and spun by the Kennedy political machine orchestrated by shadowy Patriarch Joseph, who does remarkable rapid rebuttal work ensuring the young playboy gets off without legal repercussions. But the damage is done. The Kennedy era is over.

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