MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,262 this week

The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 596 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 14 critic

Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 24 Jul 2013
 
Doc
a list of 12 titles
created 06 Sep 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 15 Dec 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beales of Grey Gardens.

User Polls

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Salesman (1968)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker
Grey Gardens (1975)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers
The Love We Make (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul McCartney travels through the streets of New York and organizes a benefit concert.

Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles
Stars: Rusty Anderson, Backstreet Boys, Jon Bon Jovi
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

13-year-old inventor Aidan has discovered that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Now he wonders why we don't collect solar energy the same way.

Director: Albert Maysles
Running Fence (1977)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

SALLY GROSS - THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS is an intimate documentary portrait about the life and work of the critically acclaimed New York-based dancer and choreographer, Sally Gross, who has... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Maysles, Kristen Nutile
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Ellen Giffard, Albert Maysles, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple
Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch
Stars: Angelo, Régis Debray, Jacques
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 1975, the Maysles brothers, armed with a film camera and a tape recorder recorded the fascinating mother-daughter relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Greenfield-Sanders
Stars: Benjamin C. Bradlee, Liliana Greenfield-Sanders, Beauregard Houston-Montgomery
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The colorful, humorous and meaningful life story of Jerry Torre, known for his appearance as 'The Marble Faun' in the 1975 Maysles' Brothers Documentary Grey Gardens, as told by first-time filmmakers Jason Hay and Steve Pelizza.

Directors: Jason Hay, Steve Pelizza
Stars: Jason Hay, Steve Pelizza, Jerry Torre
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
David Maysles ...
Himself
Jerry Torre ...
Himself
Lois Wright ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Mother and daughter - Big Edie and Little Edie Beale - live with six cats in a crumbling house in East Hampton. Little Edie, in her 50s, who wears scarves and bright colors, sings, mugs for the camera, and talks to Al and David Maysles, the filmmakers. Big Edie, in her 70s, recites poetry, comments on her daughter's behavior, and sings "If I Loved You" in fine voice. She talks in short sentences; her daughter in volumes. The film is episodic: friends visit, there's a small fire in the house, Little Edie goes to the shore and swims. She talks about the Catholic Church. She's ashamed that local authorities raided the house because of all the cats. She values being different. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cat | catholic | beach | painting | kitten | See All (17) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Early in the film there is a conversation between Little Edie and the Maysles brothers in which they speculate on who might play the two Edies in a dramatized movie version of their lives. Little Edie says she doesn't want any actress to play her. Off screen, one of the Maysles brothers suggests Ethel Barrymore for the role of Big Edie. Ethel Barrymore was the great-aunt of actress 'Drew Barrymore', who ultimately played Little Edie in the 2009 dramatized movie Grey Gardens (2009). See more »

Quotes

Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: I went to Mass up until the time I was 28 years old!
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale: That's how she got so fat, not getting up on Sunday to go to Mass.
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: Oh! What a whopper!
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale: It keeps you very thin!
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: I'm not going to church to keep thin! I'm going to go because I love the Lord!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Loved You
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Published by Williamson Music Co.
Performed by Edith Bouvier Beale
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)
12 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

Certainly the easiest way to put this is if you liked GREY GARDENS, you'll like this, and if you didn't, it's not going to change your mind. A pastiche of outtakes for those who love Edith and Edie, it's a mellower selection of clips which are all pretty captivating, thanks mostly to Edie's larger than life personality. I think I could listen to her talk and ramble on all day long. This is a less revealing and focused film than its predecessor, however... the scenes are shorter on average, focusing less on the odd family dynamic and history, and more on the amusing. Still, it's a treat for fans of the Beales.

7/10


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not As Good As Original hannibalsrequiem
What Edie says about Lois Sweet Charity
a little late this year telders
Discuss The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page