Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens (1975)

The unbelievable but true story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mother and daughter live in a world of their own behind the towering privets that surround their… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chicago Tribune

Grey Gardens became a cult film in the '70s, when mavericks and outsiders were the heroes and heroines and the Beales were valued for their alternative world and their priceless eccentricity.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Depressing cinéma vérité film.

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Rob Nelson
Nashville Scene

A newly struck print of the [Maysles] brothers' 1976 classic Grey Gardens proves that their work is still plenty provocative--and especially so in this era of shallow celebrity docs.

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Chase Whale

GREY GARDENS is an American classic.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Tragicomic docu of aging eccentrics won't appeal to kids.

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Rob Gonsalves

Borderline exploitative. But the stark power of the dual portrait can't be denied.

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Josh Larsen

There is something unseemly in the choice to document the Beales at all.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] "Grey Gardens" plays like an all too real version of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" It is a backdoor view into of New York's 20th century aristocracy.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

An editor's exercise: take footage shot 30 years ago for another film, and edit it into a new movie

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
One of the best portrayals of a relationship committed to film that I've ever seen. A strong testament to both the liberating power and the imprisoning… More
Leigh Ryan
Too eccentric for my taste.
Nicki Marie
Fascinating. Good cautionary story against living with your mother in your old age!
Anthony Lawrie
This now infamous documentary is both fascinating and appalling. Edith Sr and Edith Jr are beyond eccentric and the fact they were exploited this way is… More
Greg S
Edith Beale and her daughter "little Edie," relatives of Jackie Kennedy, live in a decaying mansion in the Hamptons littered with garbage; now in her… More
Stella Dallas
a disturbing and unique document. i can see why this is so highly rated but i would NOT want to watch it again