Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grey Gardens

I finally got around to seeing the HBO movie version of Grey Gardens and it's amazing! Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange perfectly capture every little thing about Big and Little Edie. They truly deserve every award that they've won for this. There are some scenes where you would literally be hard pressed to tell the difference between this version and the original documentary.

The film isn't just one big impersonation, though. They show flash backs to when Big Edie was still married and Little Edie was just a young woman, and it really gives a new perspective on the state that they ended up in. It's really interesting to see the origins of some of their crazier traits in their younger selves. I highly, highly recommend Netlflixing this. (But see the original first if you really want to appreciate it.)

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails