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Grey Gardens

3 Ratings: 4.3
Television movie directed by Michael Sucsy

It's hard to imagine a feature film that could improve upon the classic 1975 Hamptons-gothic documentaryGrey Gardens, co-directed by Albert and David Maysles. Yet thisGrey Gardens, directed by Michael Sucsy for HBO Films, captures not only the pathos … see full wiki

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Director: Michael Sucsy
Genre: Television
3 reviews about Grey Gardens
review by . March 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Kudos to Jessica Lang and Drew Barrymore for transcending the Hollywood ideal and daring to appear less than gorgeous. As this movie started, Jessica was right on target as marginal socialite Edith Bouvier Beale, but Drew was a bit young for the role as debutante "Little Edie". Never fear. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny. And the story vacillates between the 1930's and the 1970's, with these two actresses demonstrating the chutzpah to portray old.     Since I was awake …
review by . September 23, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
For anyone who's been fascinated and compelled by the original "Grey Gardens" documentary, this is the movie for you! Writer/director Michael Sucsy has revived Little Edie, her mother Edith Bouvier Beale and their cat-ridden East Hampton home for the 2009 HBO television movie GREY GARDENS, which takes us beyond the documentary to explore possibly how and why these women transformed into the unique counter-culture icons captured on film in 1975 by the Maysles brothers.    Shifting …
review by . May 09, 2009
"Grey Gardens"    A Decadent Smash    Amos Lassen    When I first heard that a new version of "Grey Gardens" was being prepared I was a bit apprehensive. I just could not imagine a remake of the documentary as a drama but this is a wonderful film. The screenplay is brilliant and Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore are so good in their roles that you feel that they really are the characters that they inhabit. They are their characters.   For …
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