Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Grey Gardens



I saw this on HBO several months ago and never got around to posting about it. I knew close to nothing about the original documentary but once I heard Drew Barrymore was involved in the "remake," I was excited to see it. To say it simply, I was blown away. The acting was amazing, and very quickly I forgot I was even watching acting, and not peeking into the lives of two amazing, eccentric women.


I sat down thinking I would channel surf if I didn't like it, but I ended up sitting on the edge of the couch the whole time, pretty much enraptured. Now that it's out on DVD, I fully expect everyone who reads this (all three of you) to run out and get it and fall in love. Then watch the original and see how spot on Drew and her equally talented co-star, Jessica Lange are. Come Emmy time, it's going to get pretty interesting.

6 comments:

hannah said...

i'll have to check it out. I am always looking for a good, new flick!

Charlotte said...

I agree wholeheartedly, Brit. Watched this on HBO and was mesmerized by it. I put the original on hold at the library, but when it came in, I never had time to watch it. Maybe I'll have to re-order it.

Meg Fee said...

i saw this on the plan to LA, and while i'm not a big drew fan, i thought this was the best thing she's ever done--she's changing my mind! i agree with you, it was so very well done!

Katie Curtis said...

I'm excited to see it! Can you get it from blockbuster? sounds like the library is an option... If you want, we could do movie night?!

Brittany said...

Meg- glad to see i maybe helped make a Drew convert out of you! and i might have geeked out that you commented on my blog!

Katie- yes let's have a movie night! i'll bring the popcorn!

Risley and Dylan said...

I loved this movie too!!