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REVIEW: ‘Chappaquiddick’ highlights American tragedy

By Morgan Miller, Social Media Coordinator

“Chappaquiddick,” released April 7, is a historical story brought to film.

The movie is about Ted Kennedy, younger brother of former president John Kennedy, and his involvement in the death of political specialist Mary Jo Kopechne. Four years after JFK died in Texas, Ted was elected to be Governor of Massachusetts. This would be the start of his presidential campaign. To celebrate the win, Ted and his cousin held a party on the island of Chappaquiddick. The movie illustrates the night of Kopechne’s death and gives different speculated theories about the tragedy and his involvement in it.

This movie was a great way to show one of the many tragedies that hit the Kennedy family. If you are a lover of American history, or enjoy finding out more about a famous murder mystery, go see this movie. It was one of the best movies that I have seen this school semester. The story was not distorted by one side or the other. It was a neutral viewpoint, which I really enjoyed because viewers are able to go home afterward, research and form their own opinion. This movie also showed how much, in my opinion, the government is in charge of every bad situation that happens in this country. It also shows how important it is to have a good public relations team in a time of crisis. 

Morgan Miller is a junior public relations major. This review reflects the opinion of the author only. 

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