In 1892, after the Borden family welcomes a new Irish maid called Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), she and Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) become friends. The friendship between these women becomes something more, even as Lizzie's relationship with her own parents unravels at a frightening level.Written by
Apart from Lizzie Borden, Bridget Sullivan, Emma Borden and John Morse have also been speculated to be suspects in the murders. See more »
The note given to Abby Borden saying that a member of the Churchill family was ill did not actually happen. Lizzie, in her many iterations of the events of that day, said she believed Abby Borden was not in the house having a received a note that someone was ill. Abby was not upstairs changing her dress to go out at the time of her murder, she was upstairs making the bed in the guest room. She was on the side of bed closest to the dresser when she was attacked from behind and given the angle and severity of the blows to her skull, it is likely she never even saw her attacker. See more »
This one's a little bit better than the critics seem to think. It's well photographed and features a minimal, unintrusive score. The cast is excellent and everyone does good work. The movie does a fine job of depicting some of the suffocating constraints that women have lived with, and the costs of trying to break free.
It's an imperfect movie and many of the criticisms I've read seem fair enough, but Lizzie is still engaging, and worth seeing.
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