Grey Gardens (2009)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange headline this fact-based drama centered on the two eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis who served as the subject of David and Albert Maysles' similarly-titled 1975 documentary. Directed, produced, and co-written (along with Patricia Rozema) by Michael Sucsy, Grey Gardens tells the story of Big Edie (Lange) and Little Edie (Barrymore), the aunt and cousin of Kennedy-Onassis respectively. The reclusive socialites made headlines across the country when the
Apr 18, 2009 Wide
Jul 14, 2009
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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.
You will really appreciate Drew Barrymore's performance more if you have seen the documentary... She really nails it.
The movie would almost doubtlessly have garnered Oscar nominations for its two stars had it been released theatrically.
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.
An assured, beautiful movie, a perfect crystallization of the endlessly fascinating story of the unconventional Beales.
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