• Unrated, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama, Television
  • Directed By:    Michael Sucsy
  • In Theaters:    Apr 18, 2009 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jul 14, 2009
  • Oscilloscope Pictures

Grey Gardens Reviews

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 23, 2009

The movie would almost doubtlessly have garnered Oscar nominations for its two stars had it been released theatrically.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Prairie Miller
July 13, 2009

Drew is never less than intoxicating and heartbreaking, as a maximum security gilded cage fantasy screen goddess hermit womanchild, wandering around in minks and creatively accessorized rags. Brother, Can You Spare A Diamond Tiara.

Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 15, 2009

An assured, beautiful movie, a perfect crystallization of the endlessly fascinating story of the unconventional Beales.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
April 23, 2009

From that David and Goliath setup, filmed in a straightforward style on a shoestring budget, emerge fascinating character studies that underscore both the best and worst of human nature.

Chris Barsanti
April 20, 2009

...never makes a strong case for its necessity.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
Top Critic
April 20, 2009

You will really appreciate Drew Barrymore's performance more if you have seen the documentary... She really nails it.

Ben Lyons
At the Movies
Top Critic
April 20, 2009

[Drew Barrymore] is fantastic in this film.

Rob Gonsalves
April 19, 2009

It's safe to say that this is a game-changing performance by Drew Barrymore.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
April 18, 2009

Offbeat and bizarre yet extremely touching and entertaining, HBO's telefilm of love and co-dependency, inspired by the Maysles seminal 1973 docu, has narrative problems but is superbly acted by Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
April 16, 2009

The script hits a few bumps, but Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore are magnificent as the bizarro Beales.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Lowry
Top Critic
February 23, 2012

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