Grey Gardens
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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 health department threatened to raid their sprawling, flea-and-raccoon-infested twenty-eight… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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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."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"The script hits a few bumps, but Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore are magnificent as the bizarro Beales."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"An assured, beautiful movie, a perfect crystallization of the endlessly fascinating story of the unconventional Beales."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"You will really appreciate Drew Barrymore's performance more if you have seen the documentary... She really nails it."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"The movie would almost doubtlessly have garnered Oscar nominations for its two stars had it been released theatrically."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"...never makes a strong case for its necessity."
‑ Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
"[Drew Barrymore] is fantastic in this film."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"It's safe to say that this is a game-changing performance by Drew Barrymore."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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