Chappaquiddick

The historical drama “Chappaquiddick” tells the story of when Ted Kennedy’s car went off a bridge and a young girl drowned. The film shows how Kennedy’s mishandling of the incident turned a tragedy into a scandal. I remember watching the story unfold in the news. Watching it on the screen was interesting, especially learning the details of the tragedy. Jason Clarke plays Kennedy and does a great job. The rest of the cast is spot on, but the one who stood out for me was Bruce Dern as Joseph Kennedy, the leader of the clan. As played by Dern, Joe Kennedy is a mean, terrible old man who is only interested in power. This film is well done, but like a lot of dramas of this sort, there isn’t a lot of action. An interesting and informative film.

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