CHAPPAOUIDDICK.

Author:Doherty, Brian
Position:FILM - Brief article
 
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Many expected Chappaquidclick to be right-wing propaganda. After all, why make a feature-length film about what happened that 1969 night when Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) drove a car off a bridge, resulting in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, if not to score political points?

But Chappaquiddick tells a story that's not about policy, left or right, but about glamour and the often brutal assertion of privilege and power. A Kennedy fan might complain that by avoiding discussion of his politics, the movie misses the tragedy...

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