Ethel DVD

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Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. Directed by her Emmy® -winning daughter Rory Kennedy (HBO®’s The Fence and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib), this personal portrait contains Ethel’s first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the decades-long love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband. Described by one of her daughters as “the most fiercely competitive person I’ve ever met,” Ethel comes across as a force of nature in the film, but also self-effacing and modest. Given the Kennedys’ place at the forefront of many events in modern history, the film’s narrative sweep is vast: from the McCarthy hearings and the Civil Rights movement, to Vietnam and the anti-war movement, to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and beyond. Intimate, funny, and deeply moving, Ethel offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, a commitment to service, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph.

  • Bonus Content: "A Conversation with Rory Kennedy"
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    • Format: DVD [MOD]
    • Rating: PG
    • Run Time: 97 Minutes
    • Region: 1
    • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
    • Studio: HBO Archives
    • DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
    • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digitial Surround 5.1
    • Director: Rory Kennedy
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Release Date: 2012

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    8 Reviews
    4.9

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    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Informative (8)
    • Engaging characters (5)
    • Entertaining (4)
    • Original (4)
    • High production value (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (5)
    • Adult viewers (3)
    • Younger viewers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid moviegoer (4), Casual viewer (3)

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    5.0

    A MUST see....

    By Kirk

    from Duncansville, PA

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

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      Comments about this product:

      A daughter's loving tribute to her wonderful, adventurous, competitive,religiously grounded, fun-loving, value-driven, mother. Ethel Kennedy is an icon and she comes across as not only a truly good mother, but an even better human being. It is our loss, as a nation, that we were robbed of a Bobby Kennedy presidency, and having Ethel as our First Lady. I have viewed this DVD 3 times already!!

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      4.0

      Ethel

      By Tuffer

      from Goodnews Bay, Alaska

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          Ethel is a loving tribute from a daughter to her mother. I wish Ethel had been a little more transparent with her feelings about events, but I understand her wish to keep some of her personal reflections and emotions private.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Insight from a Rare Perspective

          By GinaG

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Casual Viewer

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Great Historical Insight
          • Informative

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              Comments about this product:

              I've seen many biographical and historical movies about RFK, his family history, his politics and others. This is a great film produced and presented by his youngest daughter, Rory. It provides a rare interview with Ethel Kennedy and perspective directly from his own children. I expected a historical re-telling of his legacy. Instead I also received a heart warming look at the strong bond between Ethel and RFK and his kids. It was full of wonderful clips, interviews and inside stories of a wonderful family. It also underscores Ethel's strong faith and bond of family and her continuance of her husband's work. Great movie!

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              5.0

              Excellent

              By Mya

              from Lancaster,Pa

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original
              • Riveting Passionate

              Cons

              • No Cons

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              Comments about this product:

              The service was great and the product was great. Keep doing what your doing.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              ETHEL WAS A GREAT MOVIE

              By lucbln4

              from manteca, ca

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              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Informative

              Cons

              • Not What I Expected

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              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              I WISH THAT ONE BE CLOSSED CATPIONED BECASUSE OF MY HEARING IMPAIRED THAT I HAVE MY INTEREST IN HER LIFE.
              it was a great one to watch

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great movie about an extraordinary woman

              By Sandy the Sailor

              from Chappaqua, NY

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Informative
              • Original

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                I am a history buff and Kennedy fan. Besides liking- seeing the family being interviewed, I liked seeing the US history highlights. Rory Kennedy did a great job combining family scenes with Ethel's participation with Bobby's career as US Attorney General, NY Senator and run for US president. It was funny in parts to break up some of the seriousness. The relationship that Ethel had with Bobby showed how much they needed each other. The movie wasn't long enough for me. I also liked seeing the scenes when Ethel was very young; something you do not see in the books about the Kennedys.

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                5.0

                Excellent bio

                By Susy

                from PA

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                  Overall great purchase.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ethel and Rory are perfect.

                  By LionWolf

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Avid Moviegoer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Ethel Kennedy Is Fabulous
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original
                  • Rory Kennedy Thank You

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                    • Adult Viewers
                    • Ethel Kennedy Wow
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    Ethel Kennedy picked our singing group to accompany Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on a crusade for America. We were the SOUNDS OF TIME and we preceded his appearances in Southern California. I am so appreciative to Rory Kennedy for honoring her mother who was the engine behind this amazing American Hero. This documentary hits the ball out of the park. I was there at the Ambassador Hotel and this documentary was an amazing look at a time in our lives when Robert and Ethel Kennedy were the bright shining lights in a dark time for America. Love the film and love the daughter who honored her mom with a beautiful heartfelt film.

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