Saturday, April 25, 2009

Movie Review of Grey Gardens

Last night I was able to finally watch the movie Grey Gardens on HBO. This movie had Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange both did a fantastic job of acting in this movie. I had heard about Grey Gardens as it was on Broadway so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the movie or not.
I did and I would recommend the movie to anyone. Currently it is on HBO on demand for free!
What is amazing is the truth behind this movie. I am trying to locate the original documentary from 1975 to watch. Just seeing how two women from such wealth could fall to such poverty was wow, words escape me.
It was just a good movie....... so watch it when you can.
Oh here is some information on Grey Gardens


Bernie said...

I too watched Grey Gardens this week and found it really good as well. I feel bad for their situation but it did make me laugh at times. In their way they were happy, ignorance is bliss as they say.....

Anonymous said...

I am going to check out to see if we have it for free too!

-- dalis

Jean said...

Sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I just ordered it from and it will be arriving this week :)


The HBO film, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang is certainly a perfect tribute to both the original documentary and these two wonderful woman.
I was told right after filming of the HBO film wrapped up in the fall of 2007, that I would be blown away at the last scene, where Edie sings Tea For Two at Reno Sweeny, and I was ! I had supplied the film company with the only recording in existence of Edie singing the tune, only this wasn't from her actual performance at the club, but rather her singing it just for me at one of my many visits to Grey Gardens, more than 30 years ago. Drew sang it exactly, phrase for phrase as I have it on tape. Edie and I actually met that night at Reno Sweeny, and my relationship with Grey Gardens has now spanned over 3 decades. For our complete review, check out our blog at (HBO film review by Robb Brawn & Lee Arboreen), and be sure to check our Youtube video uploaded 4/18/09 the same day as the HBO film release. Click
GREY GARDENS PROMO to view the video