Lizzie

Lizzie

DVD - 2018
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In August, 1892 Lizzie Borden is famously charged with the murder of her stepmother and father. It causes a huge media sensation, perhaps the first example of a tabloid court case. But what really happened on that night? Did Lizzie really do it? What happened in her quietly idyllic Massachusetts life that unfurled this chain of events? Did her father's strict hand send her down this treacherous path? Perhaps it is Bridget's influence, the maid that moves into the household, who starts a friendship with Lizzie that ultimately leads to a forbidden romance.

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lspgirl26
Jan 17, 2019

good acting but otherwise the movies sucked.

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maipenrai
Dec 31, 2018

Apparently Chloe Sevigny really wanted to play Lizzie Borden. I am not certain why. This film (per the extras ) is supposed to be some sort of statement about the lives and rights of women in the century. I am certain that many young women were controlled by abusive parents, but I am not certain that murder with an ax is the best means of independence. I found the film largely a waste of time and despite, the denouement, boring. Cannot recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Carrena
Dec 19, 2018

Amazingly the first movie with Kristen Stewart that I enjoyed. Her lack of personality actually works well for this movie that is completely carried on the shoulders of Chloë Sevigny. Chloë brings out a very different kind of Lizzie Borden that is still recognizable to the real life person. The interactions the cast has which each other shows a build up to the horrific events and occasional surprises.

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mamabadger56
Nov 14, 2018

Very good acting by the entire cast and an interesting approach to the story, but the anachronisms, lack of character development when it counted, and aimless final act spoiled it.

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