Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, Fiona Shaw
Director: Craig William Macneill
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Biography | Crime | Drama | Suspense | Thriller | 2018
So when I chose this movie at RedBox I totally thought it was going to be a horror movie with some biographical concepts thrown in there - what was I thinking? Is that actually a type of movie (if it is please let me know). It was mostly a drama about the murder of the Borden family with a little bit of bloody scenes thrown in there. Kristen Stewart stars as Bridget, the maid/housekeeper to the Borden family home. She soon gains a close relationship with Lizzie Borden (played by Chloe Sevigny) and then her father and step-mother are murdered.
Lizzie is one of those movies that doesn’t have a start to end storyline. It starts with a murder, then bounces back to a time before that, then bounces to after the murders, then bounces again back to the murders. I see why the filmmakers did this, but it’s awfully confusing if you’re not fully paying attention - which I tend to not do when watching movies sometimes. I actually ended up falling asleep (goodness what is wrong with me lately?), but I actually “rewinded” it and watched the second half that played while I was sleeping.
There were many scenes that made me cringe in the film and I don’t think I would want to watch them again. This film definitely has some dark connotations with it - as it should with the story and all - and the filmography was suited to match that style. I thought that Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny did great jobs in their roles, really bringing the tension in the family to the screen for the audience to feel.
I’m going to have to go with a “hated it” for this one since I wanted it to end before it actually did. I didn’t love it and it’s probably for a movie lover that likes dark movies, not the one that likes mainstream like me. (2/5).
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