Synopsis by Kaitlin Elise Miller
Based on real events, Chappaquiddick tells the story of the 1969 incident in which Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car into a lake, killing campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara). Kennedy fled the scene and didn’t inform the police for ten hours. His confidantes and his father, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (Bruce Dern), attempt to use the power of their family’s political dynasty to spin the story, avert scandal, and protect Ted’s presidential aspirations. Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, and Taylor Nichols co-star. Directed by John Curran.
accident, car-crash, drowning, investigation, scandal, Senator