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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Kristen Stewart ... Bridget Sullivan
Fiona Shaw ... Abby Borden
Chloë Sevigny ... Lizzie Borden
Kim Dickens ... Emma Borden
Denis O'Hare ... John Morse
Jeff Perry ... Andrew Jennings
Jamey Sheridan ... Andrew Borden
Tara Ochs ... Susan Gilbert
Jay Huguley ... William Henry Moody
Darin Cooper ... Jury Foreman
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Mrs. Brayton
Jody Matzer ... Deputy Fleet
Tom Thon ... Prof. Wood
Daniel Wachs ... Dr. Bowen
Don Henderson Baker ... Marshall Hilliard
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lizzie See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,580, 16 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$642,157, 25 October 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

It was filmed in 23 days. 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 her and Andrew Borden's bedroom. 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

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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Soundtracks

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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