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Lizzie (2018)

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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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The legend of Lizzie Borden. 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

Pieter Van Hees was originally announced as the film's director. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Lizzie goes to the theatre to see Catalani's opera "La Wally". The movie action takes place in 1892, the same year "La Wally" was premiered at La Scala, Italy, but was not premiered in the USA (New York) until 1909. See more »

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Lizzie Borden: Love alters not with brief hours and weeks, but bears it out...
Lizzie Borden: Let me not to the marriage of true mind's impme... impediments...
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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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How do you turn these famous Axe murders into a bore ??
10 December 2018 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

I loved the take on this story with Elizabeth Montgomery many years ago. I also enjoyed the recent version with Christina Ricci. If you enjoyed either of those, I would recommend skipping this version. The idea of taking these grisly murders and adding a Lesbian Feminist twist might have seemed like a good idea, but in the end they somehow managed to make it bland and a bore. The performances are very good from all the major actors except by Kirsten Stewart, who spends the entire movie looking like she's going to vomit, she really is a one-note actress. Even with the good performances, there just isn't much to the script. Nothing stands out here, the cinematography, the direction, the dialogue, it's all washed out and dull. For long stretches I was struggling to stay awake. The movie seems much more concerned with turning this into some type of "impossible for the times" love affair and the story of Lizzie Borden is already fascinating. A lifeless, dead on arrival production.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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