The New Grey Gardens

I first saw Grey Gardens based on a recommendation from an old friend of mine, who was absolutely in love with it. He was going to NYU for film at the time and had impeccable taste anyways, so I had to see it. The film definitely stuck with me, as Edie and Little Edie are two of the most amazing “characters” ever, and the Maysles did an amazing job of portraying this once beautiful women living in a run down mansion.

Well now Drew Barrymore and HBO are creating a film based upon the lives of the Bouviers, profiling they’re rise and fall. Drew Barrymore plays Little Edie while Jessica Lange plays older Edie. Overall I think it looks great, and Drew Barrymore looks and sounds pretty spot on, so I’m pretty excited. What do you think?

The HBO version comes out on April 19th, and you can read more about it by clicking here.


3 Comments The New Grey Gardens

  1. michael April 8, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Don’t even get me started. This trailer almost made me cry. They are both eerily good. Did you see the two of them on the golden globes acting kinda crazy and weird? I think they got a little too into their roles.

  2. BLACKBURN+SWEETZER April 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Yeah, I have to say I was initially skeptical when I heard Drew Barrymore was playing Little Edie, but this performance, at least from the trailer, looks like she’s going to some new level.

    I definitely want to see it.

  3. Buck April 8, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    It didn’t make sense to me when I first heard about it, like Frost-Nixon. Seeing the trailer now, it looks like they nailed what came across in the documentary.

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