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Grey Gardens

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Grey Gardens
Peter Stranks/HBO

Grey Gardens

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/27/75
performer:
Edith B. Beale Jr., Edith Bouvier Beale
director:
Albert Maysles, David Maysles
Producers:
Portrait Films
distributor:
Portrait Films
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Grey Gardens, HBO’s dramatic retelling of the Maysles brothers’ classic documentary on Edith ”Big Edie” Beale (Lange) and her equally eccentric daughter ”Little Edie” (Barrymore) is standard biopic fare, and Lange never makes a false step. The revelation, though, is Barrymore, who nails an elusive accent and tricky mannerisms. No EXTRAS, but the meaty performances are enough. B+

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