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Lizzie (2018)

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A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden 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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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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2.39 : 1
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It was filmed in 23 days. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Abby Borden: It really is difficult to harbor sympathy for someone
Abby Borden: who will not make even the slightest effort to help herself.
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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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Revisionist History
14 December 2018 | by samyoung-82648See all my reviews

Lizzie was famous for being the prime suspect in killing her mother in law and then her father. It was widely acknowledged there were squabbles over money with her father's new wife and the murder weapon was found in the basement, plus witnesses (with no vested interest) that cast suspicion on Lizzie.

Lizzie has become somewhat of a feminist icon (probably because of the violence and "getting away with it"). Most feminists overlook murdering her mother in law first and the generous wealth the family had. Instead, they focus in on sexual abuse allegations (which should have meant the father was killed first and only the father was killed). I digress.

It's fascinating to watch how much we glorify violent and murderous women today (eg. domestic violence by a mother on her child is almost never reported in the papers). It will be fascinating to see how today's generation is viewed in 20 years time with glorification of murderers and endorsement of violent female family members.

If you're a feminist and you want to root for someone who murdered a man and woman in the peace of their own home and then inherited a lot of money, this is your film. I appreciate why she's a feminist icon. Intolerant, violent, self-seeking, wealthy - and heavy backing by the main stream media, no matter how despicable. She would have been glorified by the metoo movement.


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