Sunday, February 14, 2010

Grey Gardens

Tom & I rented the movie Grey Gardens.  It is about Edith and Edie Beale, a mother and daughter duo who end up living in squalor with innumerous cats and all the fleas that come with them. 

They became known because they were the aunt and cousin to Jackie Kennedy.   A documentary about their day to day lives was released in 1975 and was critically acclaimed. 

The movie we watched  depicted the making of the documentary and had flashbacks of their wealthy glory years.  I watched a few videos of the true life Beales on YouTube and was shocked at how much Drew Barrymore & Jessica Lange looked like the mother daughter team.  Drew did an exceptional job speaking like Edie.

I think this is starting to sound like a movie review.  I wanted to tell you about this movie because I know how hard it is to find something worth watching.  It is also rated PG.  It has peaked my interest enough to want to watch the original 1975 documentary.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

It's good to know about something good to watch . We opted out of cable years ago and good movies are hard to find. Have a blessed day! Jackie

Kelley said...

I'll have to rent that. It sounds interesting. Happy Valentine's Day!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

i have never heard of that before. i'll most definitely have to check it out. thanks for the recommendation!