Chappaquiddick

The Untold True Story.


Chappaquiddick
This film takes a look at what became known as the Chappaquiddick Incident, when the young Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge into the river, and managed to escape, while his female companion, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. 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, the film 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.

107 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse).
Drama, Period piece, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Bruce Dern, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon
Director
John Curran
ScreenplayTaylor Allen, Andrew Logan
MusicGarth Stevenson
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
EditingKeith Fraase
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byApex Entertainment, Chimney, DMG Entertainment, Film i Väst

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFairly frequent, mild to moderate impact.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, isolated, low impact violence of car crashing over a bridge, woman struggling.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking.
Runtime106
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
3
Sex
0
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconPrivilege, pathos and power collide.
10
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconAs it is, it's a somewhat unmemorable, somewhat tepid telling of a compelling and interesting story. It's well worth seeing, regardless of your political affiliations.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIt’s all handled well enough across the board that you won’t ever end up distracted and contemplating your own pivotal moment in life that ultimately led you to watch this offering.
12
Metacritic.com
33 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
108 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconChappaquidick can’t help leaving some of this true story’s most intriguing questions unanswered, but it’s bolstered by outstanding work from Jason Clarke in the central role.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconFascinating fact-based drama about power and perception.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
31 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
1273 users
14
IMDB
2513 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 65%

13

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