Liz & Dick 2012 CC

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In this highly anticipated Lifetime Original Movie, Lindsay Lohan stars as the legendary Elizabeth Taylor alongside Grant Bowler as renowned actor Richard Burton.

Starring:
Lindsay Lohan, Grant Bowler
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Liz & Dick

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Lloyd Kramer
Starring Lindsay Lohan, Grant Bowler
Supporting actors Theresa Russell, David Hunt, Bruce Nozick, Tanya Franks, Andy Hirsch, Charles Shaughnessy, David Eigenberg, Creed Bratton, Henry Hereford, Taylor Ann Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Brian Howe, Eyal Podell, Fleur Saville, Michael Matucci, Massi Furlan, Dennis Napolitano, Michael B. Silver
Studio Lifetime
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Poor acting and bad makeup.
Patricia
The story is narrated by Elizabeth Taylor (Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler) from the afterlife.
E. A Solinas
Not even funny bad, just bad.
Josh Hundley

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 26, 2012
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Everyone knew "Liz and Dick" was going to be a disaster as soon as it was announced. Two reasons why:

1. It was being made by the Lifetime Network, with a TV-movie budget.
2. It starred Lindsay Lohan.

The pessimism was not unwarranted -- this movie is so bad that I'm surprised Richard Burton hasn't risen from the dead just to throw liquor bottles at the people responsible. I actually hoped that it would be bad in a hilarious, campy way, but instead it's just hideously awkward, cheesy and cheap. As Lohan croaks at one point, "I'M SO BORED!"

The story is narrated by Elizabeth Taylor (Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler) from the afterlife. Apparently the heavenly host really want to hear the inside scoop on their relationship. It started during the shooting of "Cleopatra," when Shakespearean actor Burton was unexpectedly cast opposite the scandal-generating superstar Elizabeth Taylor.

Well, despite a rocky start, they began a torrid affair. Their romance destroyed both their marriages (her fourth, his first) and caused an even bigger scandal than her previous homewrecking affair. Over the next twelve years, they lived in a whirl of fights, lovemaking, tragedy, alcoholism and gems -- only to divorce, marry and divorce all over again.

The story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton really needs a HBO miniseries, because it's impossible to cram twenty-plus years of high drama into a 90-minute Lifetime movie. And the rushed pace is only one of the movie's problems -- cheap-looking costumes, awful greenscreen, and a choppy disjointed narrative.

And yes, the writing is eye-rollingly bad ("You do know I'm shagging him senseless, don't you?"), but not in a funny way.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P. Mckinzie on November 27, 2012
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First up, It's a lifetime movie... that said, It didn't even live up to that expectation. This movie should have been a SciFi Channel film touting the first collaboration of Roger Corman and Ed Wood (long dead) through the Troma studios. Yes, it was that bad.

The acting was so uneven and ridiculous that it made me remember the worst high school production of West Side Story ever. I've taken 20 years to block that from my memory and thanks to this hot mess, it's back.

The story told the viewer nothing they didn't know or has been done better in other films (including TV movies). It played like a disjointed harlequin romance novel of what was a fascinating and very full life. The writing came across as that of a first time screen writer and was just poorly researched as it was dull and boring.

In just a few short years, Lohan has gone from a young, bright promising actress to Paris Hilton (without Nicole). Every once in a while with the right light and angle she resembled Elizabeth, but overall just looked like herself drunk. If it could be said Grant Bowler gave the performance of a lifetime they would be referring to the channel it was on as his acting was fresh from a lunesta filled sleep. He gets a small pass in that he was acting against Lohan who wasn't acting at all.

Lifetime can squeal about their 3.5 million viewers but here's the reality. It was like the faces of death videos of the 1980's. People heard the stories and wanted to see just how awful it was for themselves. Unlike faces of death, This only took once to know you won't make the same mistake twice.

If it could be asked, Miss Lohan's career would simply say "Miss Lohan has left the building" and that's a good thing..
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Niksic VINE VOICE on November 26, 2012
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I am truly amazed that I sat through this entire movie. However, you need to realize that I went into it knowing that it would be a train wreck, but it was far worse than I expected. "Liz and Dick" is a bloody massacre. For the record, I am actually a member of Team LiLo. As a child star, she showed great potential as a solid B-actress (remember "The Parent Trap," Freaky Friday," and of course the iconic "Mean Girls?"). Then Lindsay Lohan grew up, went to rehab 50 times, got arrested 105 times, and unfortunately she hasn't shown a whole lot of promise since then. I actually feel bad for her because she was so horribly miscast in this role. Lifetime obviously was desperate for viewers, and they cast LiLo as Elizabeth Taylor because they knew people like me would watch. And I did. And LiLo totally bombed.

In fairness, the entire movie is an epic disaster (the only saving graces are the costumes, so props to the wardrobe mistress). First, let's talk about Lindsay. Ignore the fact that my cat looks more like Liz Taylor than LiLo does (as I recall, Liz's entire body wasn't covered in freckles). Unfortunately, LiLo put absolutely zero effort into preparing for this role. What you see for two hours is LiLo wearing a bunch of dark wigs, speaking in her regular LiLo voice. There was no attempt to master Liz's signature dialect, or the way she carried herself, or absolutely anything at all. Heck, she didn't even try to ACT most of the time. Everything was completely half-assed. Even when she was playing Angry Drunk Elizabeth and smashing bottles against the wall, her throws were just PITIFUL. It was insulting. The dude playing Richard Burton is only slightly better because he actually tries to act, but just happens to be a really bad actor (decked out in an even worse hairpiece).
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