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Old 16-06-2012, 10:19
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I thought this was going to be a big screen film but it's actually for TV (in America, hoping we get it over here). It's big budget (by the looks of it).

It certainly has been very hectic for Lindsay by the sounds of it, a lot has happened to her whilst filming this film. I'm not sure how much filming time is left. Lindsay is a great actress though so I don't doubt her ability.
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Old 16-06-2012, 15:54
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I thought this was going to be a big screen film but it's actually for TV (in America, hoping we get it over here). It's big budget (by the looks of it).

It certainly has been very hectic for Lindsay by the sounds of it, a lot has happened to her whilst filming this film. I'm not sure how much filming time is left. Lindsay is a great actress though so I don't doubt her ability.
I've only seen one of her films Mean Girls in which she was excellent but it will be interesting to see how she pulls off playing the part of Liz Taylor.
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Old 16-06-2012, 16:00
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I thought this was going to be a big screen film but it's actually for TV (in America, hoping we get it over here). It's big budget (by the looks of it).

It certainly has been very hectic for Lindsay by the sounds of it, a lot has happened to her whilst filming this film. I'm not sure how much filming time is left. Lindsay is a great actress though so I don't doubt her ability.
I have a soft spot for Lindsey Lohan and have seen most of her films (even I Know Who Killed Me ). As an actress she ranges from appaling to very good, sometimes in the same film ( Georgia Rule is an example)

As for Liz and Dick, I had high hopes initially and the pictures I've seen seem to show that the film has a fairly high budget and a lot of effort is being put into it but her off screen antics don't fill me with confidence for her performance. The last time she had a 'big' film out and had this much off-screen drama was Georgia Rule and look how that turned out
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:51
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I hope she pulls it off.
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Old 24-07-2012, 20:23
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I also have a soft spot for Lindsay. I would love to see her get her shit together again and show she's still got it.

I know Lifetime movies are usually awful but I have a surprisingly good feeling for this production and I'll be excited to see it. They've actually managed to complete the filming, something which was looking doubtful for a while at some point, and all the pictures released so far look promising. Lindsay obviously looks nothing like Elizabeth Taylor, but for the kind of movie this is I have a strange feeling that she could actually pull it off anyway and turn in an at least watchable performance.

I'm hoping for the best and looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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Old 23-11-2012, 10:07
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I really want to see this too but apparently it got bad reviews (based on the preview) in the US.
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Old 24-11-2012, 08:30
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This airs tomorrow on Lifetime in the US - I can't wait to download it afterwards and watch it myself. It sounds like it's going to be absolutely hilarious from the reviews I've read.

I do feel sorry for Lindsay though. She was a good actress when younger and I can't help but keep rooting for her to get it back together. This movie is only going to damage her credibility even further from what I've read and seen of it.
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Old 24-11-2012, 10:11
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Despite her reputation, Lindsey Lohan is actually an ok actress. She's no Meryl Streep, but she is a better actress than the likes of Megan Fox and others who came out the same time as her or around her age group. However, she is much better at comedy, so to see her take on one of our most Iconic actresses in a dramatic role will be hard to see

I do think they could of at least honored Liz Taylor's legacy but allowing a much more better dramatic character actress to play her. But we will see when it airs.
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Old 24-11-2012, 11:04
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I bet this film is actually good and it's just the critics pulling it apart piece by piece.
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Old 24-11-2012, 13:58
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I bet this film is actually good and it's just the critics pulling it apart piece by piece.
You know that the Lifetime channel in the US (which made/is airing this movie) is home to generally low-budget, low-quality nonsense, right? Most people watch these movies because they are so bad, they're good.
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Old 24-11-2012, 15:53
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You know that the Lifetime channel in the US (which made/is airing this movie) is home to generally low-budget, low-quality nonsense, right? Most people watch these movies because they are so bad, they're good.
I did know that but i'm wondering with all that being in mind, that's what caused the awful reviews i.e. generalized opinions
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Old 24-11-2012, 17:12
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I did know that but i'm wondering with all that being in mind, that's what caused the awful reviews i.e. generalized opinions
I think the awful reviews are because this movie was obviously never going to be anything other than complete trash, and critics have been proven right upon viewing it.

Like I said, I can't help but root for Lindsay as she was a good actress back in the day...but this is clearly not going to be a credible comeback project for her.
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Old 25-11-2012, 09:26
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Has it aired yet? Or is it about to air?
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Old 25-11-2012, 10:17
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Has it aired yet? Or is it about to air?
I don't know if it will ever air in the UK, but it's airing in the US on Lifetime tonight.
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Old 26-11-2012, 10:25
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It aired last night in the US and it seems some loved it, some hated it.
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Old 26-11-2012, 10:35
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oh dear, lohan's a druggy skank, taylor was stunningly beautiful, they couldn't have picked anyone worse to play her
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Old 26-11-2012, 12:26
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oh dear, lohan's a druggy skank, taylor was stunningly beautiful, they couldn't have picked anyone worse to play her
In fairness, Taylor was a 'druggy skank' in her time. She was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Also had had affairs with married men. Two left their wives for her, for goodness sake. Like Eddie Fisher, who was married to Debbie Reynolds at the time.

One advantage she had over Lohan and the like is that entertainment news, and the media in general, was heavily controlled. It's still controlled today, but social media is slowly but steadily eroding that control.
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Old 26-11-2012, 13:51
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Let's stick to the movie rather than the personal lives of the actors/actresses cast.
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Old 27-11-2012, 09:25
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I've seen it

It's not as bad as critics have made it but it's the script that is terrible, not the acting etc
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Old 27-11-2012, 15:13
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I've seen it

It's not as bad as critics have made it but it's the script that is terrible, not the acting etc
Sounds plausible as I read some of the twitter responses and most of it was positive (regarding the portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor). I hope they release it on DVD
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Old 27-11-2012, 15:52
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Let's stick to the movie rather than the personal lives of the actors/actresses cast.
OK. My apologies for derailing this thread with my earlier response.
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:49
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Well,I tried to watch it. Linsey Lohan is ok,but the actor who plays Burton is awful. 20 mins was my exit time.
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Old 27-11-2012, 23:31
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Well,I tried to watch it. Linsey Lohan is ok,but the actor who plays Burton is awful. 20 mins was my exit time.
I thought the exact opposite. Grant Bowler practically acted Lohan off the screen. Her performance was insincere and didnt show half as much class as Taylor had. Her accent was all over the place too.

Still its only a TV movie so I guess expectations shouldnt be too high.
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Old 28-11-2012, 17:00
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I wonder if it will air in the UK?
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