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Liz & Dick (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  25 November 2012 (USA)
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The torrid relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

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On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise to the paparazzi and they became the most hunted and photographed couple on earth. Their rocky, passionate, relationship, born in front of the cameras, was subsequently captured in a series of films, including The V.I.P.s and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The last of the great, extravagant stars, flaunting diamonds, yachts and private planes, they continually seized the headlines. They even divorced and married again - only to divorce again - but remain in each other's hearts. This Elizabeth Taylor - Richard Burton story is a no-holds barred account of their undying, but impossible love. Written by Larry A. Thompson Productions, Inc.

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Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor.

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Although the film tells a story of over three decades, it was shot in 20 days. Grant Bowler, who plays Richard Burton stated "Everything was period, wigged, for both of us, so it was long days. Lindsay came at it with absolutely everything she had and so did I." See more »

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Burton and Taylor apparently meet for first time moments before they shoot their first scene in full costume, suggesting they have never met, posed for publicity pictures or even rehearsed previously. In reality, both were at studio in Italy concurrently several months prior and certainly were introduced. See more »

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Sara Taylor: Not that I'm counting, but if I'm not mistaken you just ended what, your fourth marriage?
Elizabeth Taylor: Oh, who's counting?
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Just In Time
Written by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolf Green
Performed by Dean Martin and Dave Koz
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Amateurish with a Capital "A"
25 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not for one minute was Lohan believable in the role as Taylor. This role should have been given to a seasoned actress at least in her 30s. Lohan mostly looked like a little kid playing dress-up with her mother's makeup. And what was with her puffy-looking lips? And her double chin? And the AWFUL hair/wigs? And the fake eyelashes that always looked like they were about to fall off? Whomever wrote the script obviously has no talent. It was worse than shallow. There were so many mistakes and the characters were never fleshed out; they only scratched the surface of who these two really were. Elizabeth Taylor was a complex woman. Lohan is arguably just a one-hit wonder whose acting ability is extremely limited, if it exists at all. Her raspy deep-throated voice is in stark contrast to Taylor's elegant way of speaking. Not to mention the obvious: Taylor was one of the most beautiful women of all time. Lohan is a 20-something child with mediocre looks. And the freckles made her look even more like a cartoon character. It's a shame she was cast in this role - they used her for publicity knowing the movie would end up being nothing more than a silly parody.


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