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Ethel (HBO)


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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: HBO
  • DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AIZ2K78
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,217 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

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.

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I'm a huge fan!
B. Nordyke
It is dishearting to hear that Ethel allowed one of her daughters to go 4 days with a broken leg before she took her to the hospital to get the leg set.
Michael Thomas
Wonderful documentary for any Kennedy/history buff!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By negress on October 23, 2013
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Good documentary, some good information that I did not know before. A very strong woman for raising 11 kids on her own, and how sad that Rory and Robert never got a chance to meet!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Taylor Hatfield on July 23, 2013
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Just watched this last night. It was so great to hear intimate family stories, and hear about the amazing love and devotion Ethel and Bobby Kennedy had for one another. The intimate home movies were great. Rory Kennedy did a phenomenal job, making this film, to tell her mother's rarely heard story. Would recommend this to anyone. Doesn't matter if you're a democrat or a republican. It tells a great love story and documents a great humanitarian, Ethel Kennedy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. gonzalez on August 14, 2013
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Very interesting and very well made. Lots of pictures and dialog. A wounderful insight into the life of Robert Kennedy's wife Ethel.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Roger BeRogerRnnett on July 23, 2013
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This is a remarkable living history of one of America's finest families. It is a "must" see record for every person who cares about our country.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By kim henderson on July 19, 2013
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what an inspiring documentary! what cool parents! i happened upon this documentary by chance, thinking i really didn't need to know anything more about the kennedys and was so pleasantly surprised and so very touched by the love in that family,what they stood for ,and the empathy they all carried. to see the letters he wrote his children at such important times, with such meaning and respect and love for all of them.he really embodied his brothers words- "ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Danelle Reetz on April 10, 2014
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This is such an interesting story and it is done by Rory Kennedy-Ethel & Bobby's youngest so it makes it extra special-if you are interested in all things Kennedy as I am you will like this program!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SUZANNE on July 9, 2013
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We really enjoyed this movie very much. My family asked me to order it for them, and when it came in i watched it and then mailed it to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin Filios on May 28, 2014
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I never knew much about Ethel. She was quite a woman. Someone to be greatly admired. The film was quite compelling.
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