Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens (2009)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2009
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Tom Shales
Washington Post

Grey Gardens is tragicomedy of a very rare and rarefied kind -- priceless, precious and, thanks largely to Lange, potentially unforgettable.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

[Drew Barrymore] is fantastic in this film.

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Prairie Miller

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.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The script hits a few bumps, but Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore are magnificent as the bizarro Beales.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

An assured, beautiful movie, a perfect crystallization of the endlessly fascinating story of the unconventional Beales.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

You will really appreciate Drew Barrymore's performance more if you have seen the documentary... She really nails it.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The movie would almost doubtlessly have garnered Oscar nominations for its two stars had it been released theatrically.

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Chris Barsanti

...never makes a strong case for its necessity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Two women live in a secluded Hamptons estate called Grey Gardens, which becomes the center for posh parties, decay, and ultimately, an odd mixture of… More
Nicki Marie
Fascinating. Especially when you realise it is a true story. I really enjoyed watching this eccentric mother and daughter duo. Watching the short making of,… More
Dean McKenna
Heartbreaking true story of Big Edie (mother) and Little Edie (daughter), the relations of Jackie Kennedy Onassis (I was surprised!), from the 1975 documentary.… More
Spencer S.
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange do a beautiful job. They are very real in their portrayals, and watching the documentary, you understand why they took the… More
Veronique Kwak
it's amazing that drew barrymore sometimes does make some effects portraying challenging roles, real characters who are much less attractive then herself,… More
jay nixon
Great performances by Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange of two extremely broken and sad women. Too painful to be entertaining but an interesting viewing… More