Monday, November 26, 2012

Liz and Dick and the Packers

I think I would have been better off watching Liz and Dick instead of the Packers.

At least that Lindsay Lohan train wreck is supposed to be amusing, albeit unintentionally.

In his review, THR's Tim Goodman says "don't miss 'Liz & Dick,'" but only because it "is spectacularly bad" and a "classic of unintentional hilarity." Goodman says the star is "woeful as Taylor from start to finish."

"At one point, Lohan has to shout, 'I won’t live without you!' and then run down a hall. It’s like a high school play," Goodman writes.

"By the time Lohan is playing mid-’80s Taylor and it looks like a lost 'Saturday Night Live' skit, your body may be cramped by convulsions," he says, then suggests the movie was made for drinking games.

Alessandra Stanley echoes Goodman's observation in The New York Times: "There are moments in 'Liz & Dick' when Lindsay Lohan looks a lot like Elizabeth Taylor," Stanley writes. "There are others in which she looks like Elizabeth Taylor doing a 'Saturday Night Live' impersonation of Lindsay Lohan."

Stanley nevertheless says the actress isn't "ridiculous" in the role, but that "she is oddly passive, sleepwalking through scenes that call for passion and caprice."

Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker was similarly underwhelmed, giving "Liz & Dick" a C- rating and describing it variously as "very peculiar," "dinky" and "tin-eared."
Sounds great compared to the Packers game.

1 comment:

Harvey Finkelstein said...

Rogers seems disinterested. Did something get his panties in a bunch?