The Kennedys

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This controversial miniseries, airing on Reelz, takes a look at one of America's most enduring political dynasties. Greg Kinnear has been cast as President John F. Kennedy, Barry Pepper will play Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Katie Holmes will play First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson will play Ambassador Joe Kennedy, Sr. in this story of the famous Kennedy family. The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Lancer And Lace and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Barry Pepper.

Tom Wilkinson (I)

Tom Wilkinson (I)

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

Barry Pepper

Barry Pepper

Robert F. Kennedy

Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear

John F. Kennedy

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Jacqueline Kennedy

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  • About the series

    10
    It had was excellent minseries. It had great hairstyling, makeup and acting for Barry Pepper.
  • This mini-series had the potential to be excellent. Unfortunately, it never even came close.

    4.0
    Telling a story as mamouth as that of the Kennedy family with all the plots, counter plots and intrigues surrounding them is a tall order for any film maker. Casting and script writing is equally challenging. The problem with this mini-series was that for everything that was done correctly and portrayed correctly, at least ten things were incorrect or just out and out rubbish. I think this is a terrible shame. A story as rich and in-depth as this one should be told properly, warts and all. Of course, don't gloss over the negative things, but don't completely ignore the positive in the quest for dramatic effect either.



    The scripts must have been appallingly researched because accuracy was obviously not a high priority. The casting and acting was equally bad, and given the cost of making this production, it should have been so much better.



    Having said that, the costumes were authentic even if only one or two of the accents were. I really wanted to like this mini-series but I found that my intelligence was insulted by most of it, with exception of the performance of Greg Kinnear who performed credibly as John F. Kennedy.moreless
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    • © 2011Reelz Channel
    • © 2011Reelz Channel
    • Airing in the UK
      The Kennedys starts in the UK on Thursday, April 7 at 9pm. It airs on History and History HD, will you be watching?
      05/24/11
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    Drama

    Themes

    Politics, Biography, Historical