…So we, thank God, don’t have to:
#LizAndDick: My review – by Ken Levine
Oh my fucking God!
I only hope that when they do the Lindsay Lohan TV biopic – and they will – that it’s as jaw droppingly atrocious as LIZ AND DICK. They will need to find the worst actress in America to play Lindsay, if only to do the same justice to her as she did to Ms. Taylor. Although I don’t know if a worse actress can be found. Lindsay might have to play herself – assuming she’s still with us and not locked up somewhere.
LIZ AND DICK (by the way, never, not once are they referred to as Liz and Dick in the movie – it’s always Elizabeth and Richard) is the cheese-rich schlock film of the year. Imagine Ed Wood directing a screenplay by a 7th grader and starring, well… Lindsay Lohan.
The only question was: yeah, it’s fun watching a trainwreck for awhile. But could I stick it out until the very end? So I wrote this review in real time knowing that at any point I might just have to shut it off and plunge an ice pick in my head. These were my impressions as the movie unraveled.
Oh… SPOILER ALERT. I spoil everything. So if you don’t want to know what happens, I’ll see you tomorrow. But I believe in this case you’re going to want to know what happened. Either you’re not going to see this tripe anyway or once you read this you’ll be compelled to see it because you think I’m making all this up. Further WARNING – this is the type of movie that brings out the snark in me in a big big way. Ready? Here goes:
This guy is Richard Burton? He’s like Jim from THE OFFICE with a phony accent. (Grant Bowler is his name. He should fire his agent.)
When was Richard Burton blonde? Or am I just being too picky about minor details?
Best TV movie review ever. And, really, what is with Burton’s blonde hair?
But to answer Ken’s question: Burton was blonde when he played Alexander the Great. Goldfinger-type blonde. It was, well, kinda like Lindsay’s voice: