A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of Lizzie Andrew Borden's family.A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of Lizzie Andrew Borden's family.A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of Lizzie Andrew Borden's family.
Lizzie Borden is a well established historical figure in the USA. Living in Fall River, Massachusetts, still single and at home at 32, her father and stepmother were found murdered on August 4th, 1892. It was established that the murder weapon was a small ax, several types were found in the home.
Lizzie was always the prime suspect, she was arrested and went to trial in 1893. A jury deliberated for 90 minutes and returned a verdict of 'not guilty.' Of course 'not guilty' isn't the same as 'innocent' and ever since that trial various studies of the sordid affair mostly concluded that Lizzie really was the murderer. Since it was established that the stepmother died over an hour before the father, by inheritance laws the two Borden sisters inherited everything from both parents.
Chloe Sevigny says she has been fascinated by Lizzie for a number of years, here she is both producer and stars as Lizzie. Complemented well by Kristen Stewart as the Irish maid who formed a close friendship, in this movie depicted as a Lesbian attraction. This version depicts Lizzie as the culprit, but the prosecution was unable to provide evidence.
I am not a student of Lizzie Borden's life, I knew very little about the story going into viewing this movie. It is a quite good movie, all the characters come across as authentic. No one really knows for sure what all happened, and what led up to what happened, but this depiction is interesting and plausible.
The IMdb rating appears to be a bit low at 5.7 right now. I see that over 7% of the ratings are "1" which is absurd, those voters must have an agenda other than the quality of this movie. Anyone interested in the Lizzie Borden story would do well to see this movie.
- Jan 16, 2019