If you’ve seen the documentary GREY GARDENS, you can’t possibly have ever forgotten it. The true story of Big and Little Edie Beale, two relatives of Jackie Kennedy, who lived in a mansion that had fallen to ruin, has captivated people from all walks of life since premiering in the 70s.
Well, it’s finally come time for a movie to be made – And HBO knocked this one out of the park. Drew Barrymore (proving she’s so much more talented than anyone probably ever thought) and Jessica Lange are flawless, spot on, and perfect as the Edies – and the movie goes even further to humanizing these two remarkable women by reinventing what they and the estate must have been like in their opulent and fabulous earlier days. They are also perfectly assisted by a cast that includes Jeanne Trippehorn, Malcolm Gets, Daniel Baldwin, and other notable performers.
I could watch it five more times, no joke.
In Little Edie’s words, I hope this film wins “90 prizes.”