Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick - The GBY

Chappaquiddick is a disturbing biopic.   Jason Clarke’s callous, self-centered portrayal of Ted Kennedy is alarming.  Seeing his relationship with his father (Bruce Dern), explained a lot.   Ed Helms (Joe Gargan) and Jim Gaffigan (Paul Markham) do a fine job in their dramatic roles.  The devotion of the Boiler Room Girls is effectively portrayed by Olivia Thrilby.   Do we think he closed and locked the door after he got out?  After this movie and The Post, I would like to see a biopic about Bob McNamara, it seems like he had his finger in a lot of pies.

OUR RATING

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER

Official Synopsis:

Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.Chappaquiddick

Jason Cloark & John Curran Chappaquiddick Q&A

 

Overview

Principle Cast Jason ClarkeEd HelmsJim Gaffigan, Kate Mara
Director John Curran
Screenwriter Taylor AllenAndrew Logan
Cinematographer Maryse Alberti
Editor Keith Fraase
 
Run Time 106 minutes
Genre Drama, History, Thriller
Premier Toronto International Film Festival 2017

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