The Beales of Grey Gardens
The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

For their classic, 1976 documentary Grey Gardens, Albert and David Maysles shot hours-upon-hours of footage exploring the lives of their subjects Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie (who were affectionately referred to by their… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Little Edie models her strange getups, studies an astrology paperback through a magnifying glass, holds forth on the horrors of alcohol and the strength of her Catholic faith, and delivers numerous spontaneous singing performances.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Catnip for the Beale cult, the film supplements but nowhere surpasses the funky charm and moldy glamour of the original.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A bit like wandering into a slice of life that suddenly turns into a Tennessee Williams play, with upper-class Eastern accents replacing the Southern ones.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Deserves a thoughtful look-and a lively argument.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It lacks the first movie's cohesiveness, but Grey Gardens was never a model of structure; it was more a reality show before its time, and The Beales of Grey Gardens brings us closer to the mysteries at its heart.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Fans of the first film will want to see this extension, though it stands equally well on its own as a portrait of thwarted, headstrong women trapped in a degraded present and borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Probably could have left it alone after the first one, but still interesting and worth the watch.
Lesley N
Never been much of one for once-rich and privileged, now-poor and self- obsessed white folks endlessly rambling over past glories and flirting like school… More
Sunil Jawahir
Worth the watch but just the one time. Grey Gardens sloppy seconds.