A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of Lizzie Andrew Borden's family.

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Bryce Kass
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Sevigny ... Lizzie Borden
Kristen Stewart ... Bridget Sullivan
Jeff Perry ... Andrew Jennings
Fiona Shaw ... Abby Borden
Jamey Sheridan ... Andrew Borden
Tara Ochs ... Susan Gilbert
Kim Dickens ... Emma Borden
Daniel Wachs ... Dr. Bowen
Denis O'Hare ... John Morse
Jody Matzer ... Deputy Fleet
Don Henderson Baker ... Marshall Hilliard
Jay Huguley ... William Henry Moody
Roscoe Sandlin ... Judge Blaisdell
Tom Thon ... Professor Wood
Katharine Harrington ... Matron
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Storyline

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 Merve Kurt

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Her legend is written in blood. (Blu-Ray cover) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and grisly images, nudity, a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Apart from Lizzie Borden, Bridget Sullivan, Emma Borden and John Morse have also been speculated to be suspects in the murders. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andrew Borden: This attachment you've formed is unhealthy, and it must end.
Andrew Borden: Please don't force me to put it any more bluntly than that.
Lizzie Borden: Say exactly what you mean.
Lizzie Borden: I wanna hear you say it.
Andrew Borden: You're an abomination, Lizzie.
Lizzie Borden: And at last, we are on equal footing, father.
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Ebben? Ne Andrò Lontana From 'La Wally', Act I
Written by Alfredo Catalani
Performed by Maria Luigia Borsi and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yves Abel
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Atmospheric, with good central performances.
21 September 2018 | by mymangodfreySee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lizzie See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,580, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$642,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$844,786
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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