The Latest “Grey Gardens”: Review

grey_gardensIf this review is accurate, it’s what I feared was in the cards: the latest iteration of “Grey Gardens,” this time a TV movie for HBO, features marvelous lead performances from Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore (pictured) and sumptuous period detail, but is otherwise a so-so type of enterprise. Interesting note: like the recent Broadway-musical version of the material (based on the Maysles mid-70s documentary), the new “GG” takes the women back to their younger, more glamorous days. HBO would probably have found a flick set solely in the cat-shit-and-flea-bite era to have been too much of a downer.

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