Liz & Dick
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The movie is centered, for the most part, around the Cleopatra shoot that put Burton and Taylor together for the first time. Not much in the way of introduction is done for either, so hopefully you know something about each career-wise to put the story into context. Taylor is a diva, Burton a charming boozer. Both are married, but are somehow drawn to one another. Looking at the movie, however, there is nothing to establish this as a grand passion or a legitimate romance. There is a mild opposites attract flirtation and suddenly they are dissolving their marriages. They get together only because they're supposed to, to heck with demonstrating any real drama or relationship building.Read more ›
This could have been a fantastic movie, but the choice of cast was so far off the mark it became laughable. Shame on you Lifetime for demeaning Elizabeth Taylor with this shoddy, pitiful, tabloid-esque portrayal of her life.
There is no denying that Lindsay Lohan is inspired casting as Elizabeth Taylor. But no one stands a chance when compared to Elizabeth Taylor in her prime when she was one of the world’s great beauties and arguably the finest film actress of her generation. Were she somehow able to play Ms Taylor without being compared to her–only the distance afforded by time, perhaps, would allow for this– Ms Lohan might’ve come off better.
Ms Lohan plays sex well, though arguably sex is different from being sexy (and Elizabeth Taylor was definitely sexy). For example, about half the film is taken up with kissing and, luscious as Lindsay Lohan is, her sullied reputation conveys a person less in love and more going through the motions of intimacy. She never gets to the heart of Elizabeth Taylor (who certainly equated sex with love) though many of the essential ingredients are on display: vulnerability, childishness, vanity, etc. As a result, the emotional scenes never portray the passion they should. If the premise of LIZ & DICK is to tell one of the world’s great love stories, then we need access to the feelings and passions of the protagonists. Instead of being told Burton and Taylor are in love, we should be shown it. Going through the motions of intimacy, or jealousy, or quarreling isn’t convincing enough.
The production design is the real star of this biopic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Liz And Dick does a beautiful job at depicting the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie C
Liz & Dick (the media nickname for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) premiered on Lifetime back in November 2012, twenty months after Elizabeth Taylor had died in March 2011. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ClassyCo97
Bought this for $2.95 at Dollar General. It was an okay depiction of their marriages but not much details.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I watched both "Liz and Dick" and "Burton and Taylor". I love Helena and she did a fantastic job at playing Liz but the storyline was just not interesting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. W. Carnes
Having seen Ms Lohan in various films, both Cinematic and Made for TV, i have to agree that she has grown as an actress. Read morePublished 9 months ago by stephen hartman
Presented in flashback and interview format this is the story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton from when they met on the set of Cleopatra (1963). Read morePublished 15 months ago by ellison
Its's a great film, Lindsay Lohan was great as Elizabeth Taylor! My only gripe was it should Have been longer, but other than that is was really done well. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Adam Martin
This is such a good movie. I watch it over and over. Lindsay really does a great job, like her or not.Published 20 months ago by gsxrbon