November 26th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Verdict on 'Liz & Dick'? Successfully bad

Lifetime's "Liz & Dick" has become the TV event viewers love to hate.

There's been a flurry of biting (and, OK, pretty hilarious) commentary about the film leading up to and following its premiere Sunday night, which showed Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton.

Over the course of 90 minutes, the movie swiftly retraced the legendary couple's stormy romance, interspersing the '60s-era story with scenes of the two dressed in black and addressing the camera directly from the grave.

It's not often a Lifetime production draws such an overwhelming amount of attention, and in this case it's due to "Liz & Dick" having Lohan as its star right as the 26-year-old actress works to turn her career around.

Yet while Lohan's talked at length about relating to Taylor's mega-wattage celebrity, when it came time for the world to witness the raspy-voiced actress as the late violet-eyed beauty few seemed to be buying it.

"From the moment she and Grant Bowler [as Richard Burton] sat side by side facing the camera in some mock-interview about their lives, a wall went up between Lohan and us: Is it years of ducking tabloid photographers that has frozen her face into a blank stare?" critiqued Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker of what he found to be a "peculiar, drab, damp little TV movie." "No effort seems to have gone into Lohan's preparation other than to have her eyes tinted Liz-violet."

Casting Lohan as Dame Taylor was a surefire way to draw viewers, said the New York Times' Alessandra Stanley, but she also thought that "Liz & Dick" could've been worse. It wasn't terrible enough to be "entertainingly campy," and the casting didn't help.

Using Lohan to portray Dame Taylor is "not a kindness to that actress, who fails to deliver the kind of breakthrough performance that augurs a comeback ... She isn't ridiculous in the role, and her eyes do look violet, but she is oddly passive, sleepwalking through scenes that call for passion and caprice." Bowler as Burton, meanwhile, offers a "pallid impersonation."

Time's James Poniewozik agreed that one can't definitively call "Liz & Dick" the "worst TV movie of the year" - there are cable public-access productions he hasn't watched, after all - but he does think that the makeup mole on Lohan added more to her credibility as Taylor than her acting.

"When Lohan is made up and still - slinking in a doorway, glowering into a mirror - the illusion is nearly complete. But when she opens her mouth, it’s all over," Poniewozik said. "Lohan simply never becomes another person the length of the movie: whether she’s meant to be showing spunk or pique or passion, she gives nearly every line the flat delivery of the first read-through of a high-school play." But to be fair, she couldn't "make a movie this bad by herself."

The Wrap's Tim Molloy placed blame with the script. "[Lohan] isn't good, but no one could be good with this dialogue," Molloy said. "['Liz & Dick' is] redundant and boring in a way that no star could save."

People magazine, however, pegged Lohan as the survivor in this scenario. "Completely miscast ... Lohan makes a reckless but brave dive into a pool that anyone can see is empty," said Tom Gliatto. "But Lohan, despite all her career troubles, is still a star."

Did you watch "Liz & Dick" last night? What'd you think?


Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan

soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. Summer

    No chemistry – bad writing – worse acting. The only highlight was the costumes. It just didn't work at all. Whomever did the casting should pick another career – he/she totally missed the mark.

    December 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mom11.11

    SHE SUCKED..."SURPRISE!" Not at all. Who and why would anyone cast her as Elizabeth Taylor??? It was an insult to such a beautiful, giving, super talented woman. Lohan didn't even make it up the first rung of a small step ladder in her so called portrayal of Liz.. I'm so glad Elizabeth didn't see that. Linsay Lohan couldn't act her way out of a paper bag in any film. I've never seen her give a good performance in any film or show she was on. Yes, the writing, obviously directing, and editing (jumped around to much) wasn't good but that was no excuse and had nothing to do with "her performance" she just can't act. I have to admit I was hoping she'd do a better job than she did but knew she wouldn't be able to nail Liz. I just don't think she has what it takes to be a good actress, get a new job Linsay. I do wish her the best in the future though. Hope she can pull her personal problems together.

    December 1, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Allyson

      Bitter much? Someone who cares this much needs to find a new hobby.

      December 2, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Delwin

    Grant Bowler did a great job. If you doubt this, watch some video of Richard Burton, his interviews rather than his movie roles, because, don't forget, Bowler was depicting him in his everyday life.

    Lindsay's Taylor wasn't quite as effective, but it was pretty good for a poorly-scripted TV movie.

    It's a real shame that Lindsay has squandered so much of her career, and continues to sabotage it with her antics.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. not quite there--

    lindsey is very immature for her age.

    November 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Karen

    Yes, the supporting cast was good. Lindsay definitely did not channel Liz. After watching the movie, hard to believe that Richard loved Elizabeth. I thought of him as a user. His brother in this movie summed it up several times...Two people who over spend. Liz may have been generous to the AIDs charity later in her life but that does not make up for all the excess. It happens today. Some celebrities are overpaid and it goes to their head. Case in point, Lindsay Lohan. She was a good child actress but I see no growth.

    November 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. will

    it sucked

    November 28, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Barb

      Well, Lifetime DID say it was THE movie event of the year. That should have tipped everyone off that it was so over hyped.

      November 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LazyLo

    got it. mtgs all day

    November 28, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. MLO

    Note to CNN's copy department: That would be "Dame Elizabeth" not "Dame Taylor."

    November 28, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. marc

    Having a person like Lohan in any role is a bad choice. Complete garbage, not the movie or better said bad try of a movie, but Lohan herself is not talented and should just go away. I think her role should be at Krispy Kreme making the Olympic Rings out of Donuts, oh no she probably doesn't even know that there are olympic rings. I guess at the end she has no talent and no qualifications for a real life.
    Let me correct that she does have qualifications: Drug abuse + Alcoholism = people will talk about her. This way her staff at least has a future supplying her for a couple more years until she says goodbye.

    November 28, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. we find her a poor role model to women

    sd8ryo@

    November 28, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. rhd4@msn.com

    Garbage!!

    November 28, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. s,r. shaffer

    No person can play Elizabeth Taylor through an entire movie. It was foolish to even try. Lohan did not have her voice, her wallk or much of anything else. The producers of this movie should never have made it-nor should they have exposed Lohan in this manner. I do believe Lohan can be a godd actress-but totally in a different movie. I think that whomever produced this fillm was simply trying to get ratings at the expense of Lohan. Yes, she could of done Linda Lovelace well-but we will never know.

    November 28, 2012 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. Denise Cox

    The lifetime channel does not have a Steven Spielberg budget!!! Get real people! Stop glamorizing Elisabeth Taylor, she had many faults, two big ones come to mind, like destroying two marriages, she wasn't a saint. The movie was EXACTLY what it was meant to be....A movie made for television, targeting lifetime viewers, so in that sense, it was a huge success!

    November 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bellenoitr

    You could get seasoned actors to play these rolls very well indeed.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kristin

    God – anyone who thinks Lohan looks remotely like Taylor is either blind or a colossal idiot. From what I remember -Taylor during that period wasn't a freckled, bloated, double-chinned, jowly, fish lipped freak. The only effort they made in the looks department were the violet tinted contacts. But like lipstick on a pig...
    Oh – and her acting was atrocious. I was embarrassed for the poor guy playing Burton. He must have been mortified playing aside such an amateur. Lindsay Lohan is over...finally.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • james

      No matter how hard i tried, all i could see was a cheap jewelery thief...Elizabeth bought her bling..or was so loved, men showered her with emeralds and diamonds...hugh difference.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • moi

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA LMAO...LOL...HAHA

      DANG that was hiliarious..lol thx for the laugh

      November 28, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • JoFree

      Bwaaaaaahhhhh! You nailed the dscription of LL. Fish-lipped freak! Classic!

      What a disservice to Liz Taylor. Casting her in that role is like casting Andrew Dice Clay to play Mahatma Ghandi.

      November 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Brenna

    I loved it. It was different, and lifetime needed something different... I believe Lohan did a great job and improved.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jujubeans

    Who cares if she sucked, she's still got a nice rack!

    November 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Liz Taylor was not a Saint by any means of the imagination...

    In fact Liz Taylor was short, flat butt, annoying voice,the only good thing was the color of her eyes, Violets. In addition she was an alcoholic, married man eater, at the end she was so desperate for company that she was dating any man who cleaned her house. So, Lindsay Lohan did a good job in this movie.

    November 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bookenz

      You must be a former close friend of Liz Taylor to know all this. And your posting about her on a blog. For shame.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Nora

    Oh my!! Looks like if Elizabeth Taylor was on a cortisone treatment, had her lips badly filled with collagen and just had her tonsils taken out! How could somone even think Lindsey Lohan could impersonate her?????

    November 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • teree

      I I Agree, this movie was a huge disappointment, im not sure why i kept watching it but i feel it really put Ms. Taylor in a bad light not to mention the acting was horrible!

      November 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tstorm92

    Liz Taylor was stunning in her day. Lindsay Lohan..... not so much!

    November 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Miranda

    I tried, honestly I did. I wanted to give Lohan a second chance and hope for the best. Five minutes into it and I'm thinking, "And this is her best?!" I had no idea she was that bad of an actress. On the otherhand I liked Mr. Bowler's Burton and I thought he did the accent very well. He must have been so embarrassed having to perform with her.

    November 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Evelyn

    Well....I liked....Liz's Pink Trailor, the jewels, clothes, and with a bottle of sparkly stuff, I enjoyed it.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • teree

      I loved the wardrobe, all the dresses and stuff were great, acting on lohans part, not so good.. i really thought itd be better, and the ending.. wth?

      November 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Icky too

    SUCKED major BUTT!

    November 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mr T

    If they were serious about making a movie about Liz Taylor and Richard Burton they would have cast Mila Kunis in the roll of Liz. With Lohan in this roll it's a slap in the face of the people who made Hollywood.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • trina

      Mila Kunis would have been a great cast choice. Lohan...not so much... and I only saw the clip on Leno. That was awful and so the movie could only have been downright painful!

      November 28, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  25. Jim K

    I watched the commercials. Was the show any better? Too bad they didn’t promote this as an old Hollywood style “B” movie…filled with bad acting, bad dialog and second rate actors. Their viewership would have doubled and we would have all been in on the joke!
    Like I said, just watching the promo’s for this show was enough for me…it told me everything I needed to know…and that was to simply skip the finished product!

    November 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Val

    So was this some trying to bale Lindsay out. She is a Hollywood bad girl and no one wants to hire her; so I guess this was a "feel sorry for Lindsay" moment. Can you imagine what they had to pay Lords of London in insurance money. She is good for bad press and that is all.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  27. palintwit

    I don't understand why Bristol Palin wasn't cast in the lead role. She's much more of a cow than Lindsay. And we all know what a cow Liz Taylor was. It just doesn't make sense.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. D-Day

    I think it was just a boring movie, period. It took a lot more than Lohan to make it bad, but she has to take all of the heat because of her reputation. I actually feel sorry for her now. If a no-name actress played the part and did worse than Lohan, it still wouldn't get this much attention. It's a Lifetime movie, people! Not some Summer Blockbuster in the theaters.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sivick

    epic fail!

    November 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Quit The Hate

    I know I'm in the minority here, but I didn't think it was THAT bad. What threw me off was Lindsay couldn't get the voice/accent down. I thought she definitely looked the part and the acting wasn't award winning, but it wasn't atrocious either. I think people just like to trash Linsday, not that she doesn't bring it on herself. If anyone can identify with Elizabeth Taylor, it's Lindsay right? Besides its Lifetime people, not Steven Spielberg. Maybe this wasn't the stellar comeback she was hoping for, but is that her fault or the writing/directing/editing? Look she's trying, so lets get off her back. I think she is a good actress, she just needs to find the right role and keep on trying.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melanie

      I thought the same thing – her accent, Lindsey didn't even try. And she basically just read the script. She was fine in the looks department, but that was it. I always thought that Stockard Channing would have made a real good Elizabeth Taylor, had there been a biography about here years back. I remember that Liz wrote that there would be no biographies about her while she was alive.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      Wow, I do not think the movie was a bad as some are making it out to be. I believe Lohan bad girl image is playing a part in the comments. I thouht her look was like Liz's. I am rooting for Lohan's return.

      November 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Marie

    I watched the movie just for curiosity because Lohan was in it. And I wasn't a bit surprised by the awlful acting. All she did was sniffle with that horrible nasal voice and that did it for me. In the scene where she fainted when she heard of Richard's death, I thought I would pee my pants laughing at her acting. What a terrible movie and the producer and director should have known better when they hired her to play Elizabeth. Can't wait for her next movie so I can laugh again.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Vicky

    I watched... and waited... for it to turn better... and waited... and it never got better. Nothing in this film comes close to capturing the larger than life couple. I finally gave up... and switched channels.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mstuckonu

    I thought the actor who played Richard Burton, did a fantastic job! He spoke just like Richard and had alot of emotion in his words! His acting made Lindsay look like a total amateur! She lacked emotion, she just said her lines with very littl;e emotion! She should have trained more for the role, her voice was terrible, which made it extra hard to believe in the movie! However, it was free and it was entertaining, and unlike others I did enjoy the movie as it moved at a great pace, and it was not boring! Why the world is so in love with LIndsay, I will never know. I think Megan Fox would have been great as the young Liz anyway, plus she is a much better actress!

    November 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  34. SWEETPEA

    Liz & Dick were 7 years apart in age not 40 like in this horrendous movie

    November 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Erin

    Every once in a while, an actor comes along in a biographical film, and they become truly immersed in their work to a point in which the audience can no longer decipher the actor from the character. Lindsay Lohan is not one of those actors. You are no Ben Kingsley in “Gandhi,” sweet pea.

    I had the misfortune of watching this “film” yesterday. I guess you should only expect so much from a Lifetime film.

    Most scenes probably were no longer than a minute. My reaction was “Oh, A NEW SCENE!…and now, it’s gone.” about every 30 seconds. There wasn’t much in the way of plot development. Within the first fifteen minutes, Liz & Dick go from hating each other to making out in front of the cast and crew of Cleopatra. How did it happen? Nobody knows…

    Then, there’s the score. A very odd score. Here you are, watching two people running back and forth between each other’s trailers, and they’ve got cutesy music playing in the background, as if what they’re doing is completely innocent and childlike. THEY’RE HAVING AN AFFAIR! Imagine if your spouse cheated on you, Lifetime made a movie about it, and they framed the affair using THAT music. Cut that stuff off!

    There was something strange about watching Lindsay and Grant Bowler on screen . There was something like a seven-year age gap between Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Almost two decades separate Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler. Maybe it was the makeup, but there was a gross May-December, almost pedophilic relationship vibe that was uncomfortable to watch.

    On the topic of makeup, does LiLo’s makeup artist know how to apply foundation? In many scenes, I was distracted by her forehead, which was significantly darker than her cheeks. And the eye makeup was amateurish at best. Liz’s makeup did not look like someone’s five-year-old took a blunt crayon to her face.

    I wanted to give Lilo the benefit of the doubt, but her “acting” was awful. My guess is that the director dyed her hair and said “Okay, Lindsay, do what you do best. Roll cameras,” and let her tear the hell out of the place. The husky voice was not AT ALL Liz. The only word I could use to describe her line delivery was “superficial.” She said her lines as if she were reading a grocery list – quickly, without emotion, seemingly without trying to channel Ms. Taylor at all.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  36. love lindsey

    she did the best she could and i never thought she was a bad actress

    November 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  37. history bear

    As a life long fan of the ACTING of Burton and Taylor, I decided to watch this. Growler sucked as burton and lohan was wooden as taylor. If Lohan had done the show nude I wouldn't have watched any longer than I did. 30 minutes and out. The is a has been at 26 and he's a never will be unless he gets better roles and can grow into them. Actos are entertainers, nothing more or less and neither of these two were-entertaining.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  38. LINDSAY LOHAN WAS THE BEST ---

    Liz Taylor was never a good actress, she was an alcoholic, trashy woman, who stole many husbands and the big fat cats of Hollywood then,covered her bad reputation for years. Lindsay Lohan did a great job on Liz and Dick, he looked much better than when Liz was alive and young.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • retphxfire

      I found you comments rather odd. Degrading a woman who was nominated four times and won an Academy Award, then gushing over a young woman who has allowed her personal demons to negatively impact her acting. Lohan has not lived up to any of her early promise, whereas Taylor went from National Velvet to icon.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      I disagree. Elizabeth Taylor was a good actress. Her performance ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ was excellent. Especially so knowing that she had been ill and that Mike Todd was killed early during the production. She absolutely deserved the Academy Award for ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?’. There has never been a woman in Hollywood more beautiful than Elizabeth Taylor. The millions of lives touched by her Aids activism and the hospital in Botswana [built by her with the sale of the Taylor-Burton Diamond] know she was just as beautiful on the inside.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • jg51

      Elizabeth Taylor wasn't a good actress? You can't be serious! I just watched "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" this weekend on TCM and she was mesmerizing. Additionally, she was the most beautiful woman to ever grace the movie screen. When I first heard that Lindsay Lohan had been cast to play her, I couldn't believe it. Her looks are no match for Ms. Taylor and her gravely voice made her an even more unlikely candidate for this role. I didn't watch the Lifetime movie, but knew it would be unsuccessful due to miscasting of Ms. Lohan. Can't imagine how the people in charge of making this film thought anyone would possibly identify Ms. Lohan with Elizabeth Taylor.

      November 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • HateHatred

      Is this Debbie Reynolds???

      November 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      You should perhaps state your age now. Let everyone know that you probably had no idea who Elizabeth Taylor were before this trash actress played her part. Your absurd comment proves this fact.

      November 28, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. Emigdio Alvarez

    To me, LiLo's only good film was the remake of The Parent Trap, but that was when she was a child star. now what? who though casting her as Liz Taylor was a good idea?

    November 27, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  40. Nanci Eisner

    Honestly, I don't always have the most highbrow taste...I loved old films like "Valley of the Dolls," and wish this movie had whatever the magic of an X factor is - I guess a great story written well and great acting. I've loved acting and movies that have been sliced, diced & skewered by the critics and the public and so wanted to get into this one. I adored Elizabeth (a dear late friend of mine worked for her & only had amazing things to say about the woman), adored Richard Burton, and tried so hard to get into this movie which I DVR'd. I still haven't seen the last 30 minutes or so. It failed to engage me at all. Poor Lindsay Lohan - it is tragic that someone with such promise seems to have imploded. I wanted to enjoy this – just like I wanted to enjoy other train wrecks like "Ishtar" and "Showgirl." I'm not even sure this can become high camp one day. It is that bad.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  41. Nathan

    Eventually we'll realize that Lohan isn't an actress, she's a trainwreck and people don't watch her for her acting ability, but to watch her long, slow decline on screen. Five minutes of watching her will tell you there are 10,000 better high school drama queens waiting in the wings to give better performances, but her name still draws eyeballs...because they're waiting for the train to derail before their eyes.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  42. Roxy

    I'm a big lifetime movie fan and I tried to watch it but I couldn't – it was that bad. I even flipped back to it 20 minutes into the film to see if it got any better.... in the words of Simon Cowell " utterly atrocious"...

    November 27, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • numbnut

      I tried, too. LiLo didn't have Lizzie's accent. Didn't Liz Taylor have an English accent? Couldn't the director hear that? Bad acting on LiLo's part.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      numbnut, I was thinking the same thing. LL was a raspy voice and she didn't even attempt to change to a English accent. Throughout the entire movie it was LL. Never did I get lost for moments and really believe she was LT. Really sad.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Taylor only had a British accent when she was very young. Once she began living in the U.S., the British accent faded away. By the time she was an adult, she sounded like any other American.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  43. GRS62

    To answer the last questions of this article: 1) No, never will. 2) It was Lifetime movie, so that's what I thought of it.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  44. Lily White

    I think Megan Fox would have been way better. Lindsay was terrible. Ironically her drug, cigarette, and alcohol lifestyle mirrored Liz, but Liz had real talent and a style about her that Lindsay cannot portray. The man who played Richard Burton was great. Lindsay looked amateur compared to him and it was just great trainwreck TV. I want to see it again! LOL

    November 27, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  45. DPA

    They seemed to base their facts on a nurse who only worked for Elizabeth part time at the end of her life. she had no true insight to the earlier life of Elizabeth and the producers obviously did no research at all. They even got the name of Richard Burton's brother wrong, the names of their assistants or manager and the timeline. Richard never bought her house in Switzerland, it was her and eddie Fischer.
    the actors performances were just embarrassing. and the script insulting.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  46. theduke

    don't need to see a pig try to act like a lady

    November 27, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  47. Mooseketeer

    Is Lindsay really only 26?

    She's in the gossip media so much I thought she had been around since the 1950's original Mouseketeers.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  48. Rebbeca

    I wouldn't even waste my time watching that show! Lohan as Taylor? Really what were they thinking? She is a second rate hack of an actress who couldn't hold a candle to Taylor. She isn't worthy enough to wipe Taylors butt. Lifetime should be ashamed of them selves for even airing it.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  49. Chuckle head

    Poor poor lindsay it seems she is destined to fail as an actress and from what i am reading as a human being to boot! all of this excessive hatred can kill her literally! i think its time stop this destructive force of ill will towards others! theres good in all of us find it and make it stand out ahead of all that we are! love liz

    November 27, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  50. Guest

    "But Lohan, despite all her career troubles, is still a star."
    Let's just agree to disagree on that one, champ. She's over and she has only herself to blame.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      When did she become a star??? I missed that.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Helen

      That's just People Magazine kissing up ... covering itself .. to ensure that it has access for Lindsay's next meltdown.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  51. See Dick run

    I thought the show was great. I loved how they brought Liz back to life to play herself. I thought she was wonderful in Wizard of Oz too.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      Its amazing what they can do with animatronics these days.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  52. DL

    It wasn't JUST Lohan (although Lohan seemed to whine her way through the part.) Bowler way over acted (maybe he was compensating for Lohan?). For "the love story of the century" there was ZERO spark between them.

    But I think the main problem was the writing. It was really really bad. I don't think that even the REAL Liz and Dick could have saved it.

    In the end, it bored US.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  53. Pat

    i saw some of it last night and i was NOT AMUSED.... Where he died they said she was his widow... I don't think they were still married. He was married to Sally not her for liz to be called the widow. it was just to me not true to what really happened in their lives. The guy that played Richard...didn't look NOTHING like him, and Lindsay.. well.. she could of done better.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  54. notafan

    One word describes this Lifetime movie "Awful"

    November 27, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  55. Neal Richardson

    I caught some of it last night. Dreadful. As a Brit, I thought the accents alone made it laughable. The acting was awful. No chemistry between the leading actors.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  56. wmesser58

    I only had to see a clip. It was the worse movie I have ever never saw because the clip was enough to show this actress or reality star because there was no acting involved sounded like a drone.

    I can pretend someone is another person if that person can act and there have been many actors pull off these kinds of rolls but, neither of these actors did bad script or not.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  57. debi

    Beyond bad. It's obvious drugs and alcohol STILL runs linsay lohan's life. I could act better than this and I can't act.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      I agree wholeheartedly. I watched the first ten-fifiteen minutes, and it was so sad to see Lohan just walking through this role like a drone. A Barbie has more animation than she did. It was a pitiful movie.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  58. frumpie

    i have not been giving her the time of day in months....you should really ignore lindsey...she's not worth it.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  59. We adore lindsey lohan

    and support anything she does...she has problems but she is not lazy and does her job as an actress.
    the movie was fantastic. i hope she's nominated for a peoples choice award, i will give her the vote.

    new york loves her and supported her 100%....good for you Lindsey....don't pay attention to lazy people
    who think they have power....yea right.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • WMesser58

      @Weadorelindseylohan–Well they did say her mother was a nut job like she is but, clearly you are high on something MRS. Lohan!!!!!!

      November 27, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      I don't think you have to worry about Lindsey being nominated for anything, except worst actress. She never really had any talent to begin with, and this just proves that she is yesterday's news. Of course, you could see this train wreck coming from the moment she was cast. It's sad that what could have been an interesting movie was reduced to this by Lifetime, the directors and actors. Lohan should go back to playing lesbian – she does that pretty well.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  60. if you feel lindsey needs to be visited

    just do it....i'm too busy....i would not give her the time of day...i never did...she's not near anything we took it all away from her...she's on trappies for months now. ignore her...in meetings most of day. this ep share was the best idea
    to observe but she has nothing going on i her life but this.

    nobody here gives her the time of day ....i would lose focus and do what everyone does....pretend she does not exist.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  61. ron VS

    What did anyone expect??? Lohan is a product of the times, too much too soon and not a clue what to do with it . She is even by Hollywood's standards, pathetic. This should be the final nail in her once promising film career. As for Dick and Liz, I'm sure they were both too busy to catch it.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  62. bzy today

    visits?...crush her.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  63. lindsey

    men want her..because she's good at what she does.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  64. want charlie

    2 hrs.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  65. clip and out

    all cleo does

    November 27, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  66. did do a darn thing last night

    as you've noticed

    November 27, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  67. rockrump

    alot of efforts in these blogs-valuable information

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    November 27, 2012 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  68. Milan

    I tuned in to it for 5 minutes and was horrified. Agree with other comments that it was an insult to both Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Even as she sat in that director's chair for the phony "interview", she couldn't look remotely like Elizabeth Taylor, who had beautiful poise and deportment. Lindsey's voice was raspy and vacuous. From what I saw of the movie, it makes perfect sense to me that Lindsey is responsible for trashing Elizabeth Taylor's dressing room. Just disgusting.
    The only person I can think of who has close to the beauty of Elizabeth Taylor, though different, is Cathrine Zeta Jones. Perhaps she could take something like that on. What a debacle. It hurt my eyes and my ears!
    The people responsible for this movie owe the families of Burton and Taylor major apologies...

    November 27, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
    • CRA

      Catherine Zeta Jones should play Ava Gardner (with blue contacts). As for Taylor CZJ could pull her off without breaking a sweat but she doesn't work cheap enough for Lifetime.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  69. lazy train wreck

    love lindsey...she's what i love she's hot.

    November 27, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jujubeans

      Yeah, Lindsay is hot. Why can't you spell her name right? It's right there in the article

      November 27, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  70. i would do lindsey

    in heartbeat–she's not lazy

    November 27, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  71. Eman De'Riuqer

    Does this thing tanking mean Lohan will finally take the hint that she's got no talent (or no talent left,) and now that her looks have deserted her too, it's time to get a real job, perhaps waiting tables, or maybe going out in a blaze of glory? Anything would be preferable to watching this formerly-hot-mess-turned train-wreck stumble zombie-like through yet another low-budget TV movie. If the budget wasn't low, then... why?!?!?

    November 27, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  72. Bhimrao

    Those stupid producers did MS. Taylor a disservice. Lohan as Taylor, that is just preposterous. There are far too many young, beautiful and competent actresses to choose from. Sorry, but Lohan is not beautiful, cannot act and certainly does not look in the least bit like Taylor.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  73. Leanne

    Lindsay was so awkward for this role. She just has too big of an image preceding her to be able to play the equally large image of Liz. I felt the need to convince myself the whole movie that she was supposed to be Liz despite her bored/tired expressions and obnoxious vocal rasp. She was just too incredibly distracting for it to be any good.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  74. Epidi

    Ms Lohan is mistaking "mega wattage celebrity" status with noteriety which is what she has compared to Liz.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  75. Bytemass

    It was obvious that 'Liz" has no interest in Dick.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  76. Janet Poulin

    I tried to have an open mind and to watch this TV movie objectively. I was cringing from the very start. The acting from Ms Lohan was horrible. The scenes of them together in directors chairs was ridiculous. Over all pretty bad.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  77. Rose

    There's been so many new shows this last year, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Beauty and the Beast and Arrow, etc and it's refreshing to see so many actors and actresses not over used and flashed all over the news constantly. I didn't watch, because when I look at her all I see is a person being treated differently in court than others doing the same crime. It's so unfair I couldn't bring myself to watch her on anything. Now Gerard Butler, he can play in every movie there is and I won't mind at all. ;D

    November 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shelley

      Rose – SO right about Lohan. I did watch it out of interest in Elizabeth Taylor's life. They really did her a disservice – she must be rolling over in her grave it was so terrible. SO right about Gerry too. I'll watch pretty much anything he does....

      #1 PHAN

      November 27, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  78. Sebastian2

    Grant Bowler's Richard Burton was very intriguing, and he really nailed the voice. But Lohan's Taylor was an utter failure. The voice was soooo far off, and her whole demeanor was that of a modern mall girl playing dress up with a trunk of her rich grandma's old clothes from the '60s.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  79. DeeDee

    Saw the show on Sunday night and thought she did a wonderful job, with the scipt she had. Actually I liked her voice better than Elizabeth Taylors. I was a fan of Elizabeth Taylor, but she really wasn't a good actress and with that voice it really made her movies bad, but Lindsay Lohen, looked, walked and acted like Elizabeth Taylor. The script was not that good. By the way, I'm not a fan of Linsay Lohen, but give credit where credit is due.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • areyoudrunk?

      Ummm "Dee-Dee" As I quote you " Actually I liked her voice better than Elizabeth Taylors. I was a fan of Elizabeth Taylor, but she really wasn't a good actress and with that voice it really made her movies bad" You liked her voice Better? Then why portray her- and not just be "anyone" when doing a biography- the point is TO sound like the person- and take on the persons mannerisms. "Wasn't a good actress"...... Did you ever see "Jane Eyre" or "National Velvet" or "Little Women" or "Father of the Bride" or "A place in the Sun" or "Giant" or "Raintree County" or "Suddenly Last Summer" or "Butterfield 8" perhaps "Who's Afraid of Virginia wolf",,,, Maybe you had NO idea she was nominated for 6 Academy Awards- Winning 2, 6 Golden Globes Winning 4, and winning 5 Golden Laurel Awards PLUS The Kennedy Center Honors..... How many Academy Awards Has Linds won? What Has Linds won? "Really made her movies bad".. her voice is Iconic. Putz

      November 27, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Pamela

      Anyone who claims Liz Taylor couldn't act should be tied to a chair & forced to watch WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLFE on repeat. Altho La Lohan was delightful as a child & teen performer, she seems to have lost her spark. We all can guess why. Sad, really.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  80. Lisa Symone

    I absolutely adored Elizabeth, I wasnt about to watch a haphazard wig, and lofty make up for 2 hours in tribute to classic beauty and iconic persona.....Lohan isnt iconic and doesnt see the honor in the opportunity

    November 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Marl

    Why I'm posting is a mystery – and after reading most of the above posts am proud of my ability to know that my gut was right.

    Definitely a backfire for those who put up money thinking a low life could rise to the heights of Elizabeth (she hated 'Liz') Taylor. Not necessary for me to bash the portrayer of Richard Burton.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Kevin H

    I haven't seen this but I did see Chanel and it was muchado about nothing. The Shirley MacLaine performance was certainly as good as you could possibly do with something so badly scripted. I'm not sure what Lifetime executives do – but here is my message to them: stop interfering. Pick top notch directors, let the writers do what they do well – write. Use well researched material. If the person is particularly well known for heave sakes make sure your script and the research behind it is spot-on. Next the editing just has to be superb along with the music. I find for whatever reason that Lifetime movies tend to be bad and formulaic and that's the fault of the Lifetime executives. Sponsors and cable providers should give them one choice: either improve quality and deliver more belivable product or become irrelevant and unemployed. Seems pretty simple to me.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  83. jeffision

    Taylor's finely nuanced film presence would have been extremely difficult for even the most gifted of actresses to take on...it was a cruel joke on Lohan to be cast to play Taylor.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  84. nancy

    didn't watch it – never will. just hoping that Lifetime Canada will show the new all african american version of steel magnolias before the end of the month...thats when the free preview ends

    November 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Nancy, don't bother waiting. The re-make of Steel Magnolias is awful! I watched it with great anticipation and was totally disappointed. While Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah are always wonderful to watch, I felt somewhat betrayed. My thought was, "it's equivalent to making a white version of Roots..." Major disappointment.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Brad

    Didnt see the movie, but it could have made for great camp if they had given Liz a roaming mole as was done in robin hood men in tights.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Kol

    can we hope that this kills that annoying Lohan family name once and for all?

    November 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  87. CaraComments

    At least it's not porn. Yet.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  88. BLA

    Very POOR casting for this movie. Liz had class and Richard had fire. None of which these two actors possessed. I could not watch the whole thing it was too horrible.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Carole Clarke

    Blame whatever casting agency picked these two – neither had the professional stones to portray Taylor & Burton. Those two had real talent, especially him. They should just have had an affair and walked away from any thought of marriage. He needed a crutch and she only needed a bed partner and a mirror. Surely with all the great British actors out there they could have picked a better Burton. And Taylor deserved an actress with more depth than Lohan. If they were remaking "Cleopatra", who would they have chosen?

    November 26, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • james

      It's her voice...especially when she cried...irritating. All i could see was a coke H..who steals cheap jewelry..my god !

      November 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      When I heard that there was going to be a movie about Taylor & Burton, I was so excited ! Then ... I found out who was going to play Taylor .... wow .... all I can say is that who ever did the casting, should be fired. No director should ever compromise his belief in a good movie into hiring a messed up "actress" just for ratings. This is truly dissapointing. Of course, I didn't see the movie, I've wasted enough time looking at that trash making a fool of herself on the news.

      November 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  90. John N Florida

    As bad as it was, don't forget what came before the show aired. A writer said 'I've got their story'. A Casting Director said 'I've got the actors.'
    A director told the actors what s/he wanted in the scene. At some point, that Director said 'Cut & Print'.
    He and an Editor sat down and picked what THEY thought were the best performances of those filmed.
    THAT became what you watched on TV.
    A good Director can overcome a lousy script. Howard Hawks was a genius at doing just that. Look at the performance he pulled out of Bacall and Bogart on what was one of Hemingway's WORST efforts.
    Lohan can be a great actress. She has to decide if she wants to be a movie star or a Tabloid star. This performance tells me she hasn't made that decision yet.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  91. jurby

    it was one hot mess. neither Lohan nor the guy who played Richard Burton were even remotely convincing. He looked so corny, it was laughable. and Lindsay just needs to get out of Hollywood for a while, take some acting classes and reevaluate her wanting an Oscar because with how terrible Liz & Dick was there's no way she's ever going to win an Oscar in her lifetime. they both need to get themselves other careers and leave acting to those who actually have talent.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Nothing new hot bod...m

    same sh-t, same person, lazy beetch, nothing original–have fun!!!!

    November 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Daverelentless

    poor LiLo, so much time, so little talent.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  94. bo

    Was having a root canal @ the same time the movie was on, but we may be reading about LiLo in the papers soon- she is in bad shape:(

    November 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Lynn

    Didn't watch & wouldn't watch anything with Lohan.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Alvarez

    I'm either about to give birth or take a tremendous dump...

    November 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  97. maria

    First at all I can't believe this girl is portraying Elizabeth taylor,who was a great actress,this girl cannot take her pacle andac like her ,I know thwmovie was going to be a not-so -good one! I bet Liz is turning in the grave.......Lindsey Lohan is the lst person to personify Liz is like day and night difference! I ove Liz movies ,since she was a child ,not way this woman can do a movie about Liz Taylor!

    November 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Ben

    I watched a good portion of it and thought it was entertaining. Both actors gave their best. I agree the dialog could have been better. Larger than life people like Liz and Dick are pretty tough acts to follow.......kind of like someone trying to play Elvis or Frank Sinatra........

    November 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pamela

      Both Kurt Russell & Jonathan Rhys-Meyers did great jobs in their TV movies portraying Elvis. It can be done.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  99. Sabra Victoria

    So awful ! So awful ! Question who's idea was it, To have Lohan play taylor. Lohan is horrible ,What a slap in the face for the children of Burton and Taylor and grandchildren.It makes them look ORDINARY AND CHEAP. Can't believe it.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Silvercar

    The moment that Lohan opened her mouth was the moment she killed this movie. Her voice is utterly HORRIBLE! Too nasally. She was totally miscast in this movie!!

    November 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  101. CN

    I saw the clip which was the Cleopatra scene, and I must admit that LiLo in no way, shape, form, or fashion possesses the beauty of the late Liz Taylor. I think it's fair to say that LiLo is the wrong actress to be playing that role. In fact, it's a blatant disrespect to the late Liz Taylor.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Lola Jean Christianni

    There are lots of haters out there! Haters....everywhere! Lindsay.....please don't buy into the critics panning your work. You gave a superb performance in your portrayal of Liz Taylor....the younger years!! Some people watch a movie looking for flaws and some watch looking for the innate talent in the actor.
    Keep Shining,
    Young Star

    November 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  103. analyzed.

    nothing orignal...alot from bonjovi

    November 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  104. janice kroner

    Oh just awful.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Lola Jean Christianni

    I loved Lindsey Lohan in her role as Liz Taylor. She was very, very "Brave" to put her self out there like that. She wasn't perfect and needed a voice coach to help her with Liz's mature voice inflections. You can't keep bashing this young actress anymore. She is trying hard to redeem herself. And, I am so proud of her. You go Lindsey.....your future is bright!!! Forget about the nay sayers...you have got to keep your head up. More plumy roles are in your future. The one thing that they can't take away from you is....your talent!!! Take Care, Lola

    November 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron in Fayetteville

      I agree. I thought her performance was very credible. If you are going to hate the film, how about the script, the editing, the lack of attention to detail. The film was awful, but it was not Lohan's fault. I am not even a Lohan fan, but she was PRETTY DAMN GOOD considering what she had to work with! I hate to see people piling on her for this. Ya think Hoda Kope or Kathy Lee could have done better. BIOTCHES!

      November 26, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Plumy?

      You tell em Linds!

      November 27, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  106. goinstrong

    Had no interest in watching. Trailer affirmed what was to be true. Valueless female actor no one knows male actor = bomb.

    Waste of production dollars. Next!

    November 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  107. k

    Haven't we heard enough about Lindsay Lohan. She's a has been. Move over Lindsay, there are a lot of younger, more talented actors waiting to take your place.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Linda

    In a word, AWFUL.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Unfortunate

    I was actually rooting for Lindsay. I thought the writing didn't inspire any real great acting on both sides, Burton/Liz. It was cheesy. Someone should be mentioning that just as much as the blah acting. It didn't make much sense either that they had Lindsay looking the same at the beginning of the movie as they did at the end, so the makeup artists and costume folks are also to blame. In fact the director and producers are to blame too for allowing it all to happen. There was just so much wrong in addition to the acting. I mean were there not enough people screening the movie before it went public?

    November 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Lele Russell

    I think at moments Lindsay was a dead ringer for Liz and she mimicked her body language well. I think she just needed a voice coach to help her "find" Liz's lower, mature, sophisticated, 1950's voice. Liz had a very theatrical, approaching British, accent that brimmed with sophistication and maturity. The pitch was also lower than Lindsay's which add a serious sophistication. The only problem I had with Lindsay's performance was that her voice sounded very, very young and very, very contemporary. I think if she had been guided to explore Liz 's voice the performance would have been enhanced.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Hollywood girl

    I knew from the begining this was going to be a total flop and utter failure, whoever didnt see this coming was completely blind, this has been so called actress had her 15 minutes of fame, she flushed it down the toilet and this pathetic attempt to come back only made it worse. I pitty her, she wasted whatever little she had going for herself. She is nothing more than a blond with big boobs and no talent what so ever. Sorry Linsey, its the truth. I say take the 10 bucks you got paid and put them on a savings account because you will not be working much after this.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  112. PatS

    Logan was uninspiring as Elizabeth Taylor. I was disappointed in her lack of emotion, spark, animation. Elizabeth was fiery and dramatic in every aspect of her life.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  113. A liz Taylor fan

    I think some people are just bullies. Ms. Lohan was trying to do the her best to come back ater all stuff that she has been through over the past couple of years. At least she stuck with it and because of all the stuff that both these women have gone through it made them stronger. Maybe Ms. Lohan can learn rom this experience and I hope that she will decide to do tv series or movie because she should not give up.
    Keep moving forward Lindsey

    November 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • AMEN-Lindsay Lohan was the best choice...actress...

      I would rather see Lindsay Lohan in this movie Liz & Dick than to see any other movie stars whom are overpayed, over rated, and boring with big egos. On the contrary Lindsay was just refreshing, fun, talented for this movie. I am so glad she made a come back and hope she stays out of trouble, she is really a very talented lady.

      November 26, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • satan

      @liz taylor fan: You have a beautiful soul and you will be saved from my fires. You get much beautiful gifts from Santa.

      November 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dina?

      Dina? is that you...

      November 27, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  114. Cheryl Lopez

    3 views-
    She sucked
    he sucked
    it sucked!
    I lasted 20 min. Linsay has lost her looks- Liz did not have a double chin until her later years and she DRANK every bit as much as Richard. I think Lindsay is a goner! A shame too because she lost her beauty and her talent!

    November 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  115. satan

    Such hateful comments on this lost and broken person. You make mankind proud. Santa must be stacking big bags of coal.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  116. any other actriss is bad and boring but not Lindsay Lohan

    I can name you a bunch of bad actressess , such as : Angelina Jolene, she is ugly,skeleton , and big mouth and boring, Tina Fey she is mediocre and unatractive, Jessica Bell boring , Salma Hayet we can not understand any words that comes out of her mouth, just to name a few , but Lindsay Lohan, she proved us last night with Liz and Dick, that she can act, she is beautiful and refreshing. Job well done Lindsay.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      If Lohan is a good actress I am too!( and I am not a actress... )this movie is a INSULT to Liz memory ,not one will take her place,specially Lohan. She was one of a kind! her beauty was unique her acting umbelievable is what I said what a insult!

      November 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  117. P Boy

    Lindsay got the gig because she's always been a big Dick fan.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Lindsay Lohan was great ...

    I was never a fun of Lindsay Lohan, but after watching last nigth Liz and Dick , she proved me that this yound lady is talented, she was great and I am so glad she is turning her life around for good.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Canderson

    As a mature man who remembers diva Elizabeth Taylor well, I was hopeful that Lindsay was going to pull out the stops on this role. I managed to sit through 20 minutes of the movie, but only because the other performances and direction were pretty good.... but nowhere close to saving the film from Lohan's wooden performance. Where Liz spoke in a raspy voice, she also had flawless pronunciation, clarity and elocution on her side. Lohan slurred her words, ran words together and occasionally mumbled in "valley girl" fashion.. Her appearance lacking the elegance and classic poise that was a hallmark of Liz... Lohan just a mock imitation.. and that's being kind.

    November 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  120. TonDef

    I didn't see the film, but I'm always sort of pulling for Lilo. She is, or at least was, a very talented actress. If she could just overcome her personal demons...

    November 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Ed

    "Liz and Dick" was an abomination to the memory of Ms. Taylor and Mr. Burton. Elizabeth Tayor made some of the greatest movies of the 1950's and 1960's; Butterfield 8, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, etc. Instead of creating an immature and juvenile characticure of Ms. Taylor, possibly Lilo should go home and watch some of those movies to see what a real actress does for a living.

    November 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Rita

    Lifetime should've just aired the 1995 movie with actress Sherilyn Fenn. She did a great job playing Liz!!!

    November 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pamela

      At least Sherilyn is stunningly gorgeous & classy, 2 things little Linds is not. That's a much better fit already. I loved her in the version of OF MICE & MEN that Gary Sinise starred in & directed (w/John Malcovich as "Lenny") – check it out, great flick!

      November 27, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  123. Bookenz

    I'm a 60 year old female and I remember Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's relationship and the movies they made together and apart. Whoever cast Lindsey Lohan as Liz was definitely smoking something funny. Not good and an insult to these iconic stars.

    November 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Troy

    I didn't see the movie. No way I was wasting time on this garbage. I guess Rosie O'Donnell was right when she stated Lohan was a bad choice. Ms. Taylor must be turning over in her grave.

    November 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Kat

    It was a flop, and this movie should have never been made with Lohan playing Taylor. Lohan is not an actress, perhaps when she was young, like in Herbie, and all the disney youth films. In the real acting world, it's a waste of time to see her on the screen trying to be an actress. She has no talent. The people who made Taylors life with Richard Burton should be all booed. It was a joke of a film. All of what Lohan did, to portray Taylor made it seem like a joke, and that's disrespectful. You want to portray a legend, then do it right with the right actress, rather than tear down the true people in life who really had a lot of passion between the two of them. They had tempers, but what they felt and expressed still exuded love for each other. This was a complete disgrace. Hope we don't have to suffer and see anymore of Lohan on the screen. She gives acting a bad taste.

    November 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  126. corey

    Just to start off I'm no Lohan fan and yes at times I thought she wasn't bringing her A game. It felt like she was acting for a high-school play. But there were times in the movie that her acting was superb. It's the directors job to pull those performances out of actors so the director deserves some of the blame for the performance (or there lack of). But in the end regardless of the performances it drew large viewing audiences and isn't that really the goal? And this is coming from someone who loathes Lifetime.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • corey

      Corey... a 5 share is NOT a large viewing. That basically means- A few people watched till the first break, then switched it off. Little House On the Prairie get's a 20 share, weekly.....

      November 27, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  127. common sense

    I don't know how to act, but even I know this is terrible acting.

    I watched the first hour of Liz/Dick, and I honestly think your mom could act better than Lindsay can.

    Lindsay seems like she has no acting experience at all. Her voice has no emotion, like she's just reading the script for the first time. If you've seen her SNL stint, then you have an idea how terrible the acting is here. It's similarly bad.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Skip Jordan

    A slightly thinned-down Russell Crowe (or even Kevin Spacey) would be the perfect Burton. There are half-a-dozen Hollywood stars who could be a better Taylor.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Valerie

    Besides the critics, how did the REST of you even see this? It's has not even aired yet!

    November 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Lapitup

    Her next role will be naked. Lohan is finished.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  131. BytemeAgain

    This is the biggest disappointment that's hit the streets since the AMC Pacer. Lindsay Lohan isn't capable of acting right in her own life, so how the hell can she act as someone else?

    I've definitely DVRed this stinkeroo. I'm hosting a New Year's Eve party with a new drinking game. Take a shot everytime Lohan throws a glass or smashes anything against a wall or lights a cigarette. My party is set to begin at 8pm. We'll all be hammered and passed out by 8:05pm.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  132. REBECCA

    I was totally surprised by her inability to protray a nother person. the girl can not act at all

    November 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • judea

      horrible... liz was a star and this actress playing her brough shame to liz. she cant act and she bored me so much i turned it off. lohan is not an actress at all.

      November 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Sitcom star

    LiLo wants her own sitcom. And it could work!

    The plot: A washed up, has been, drug addled former child actress with a rap sheet a block long tries to jump start her career by acting in poorly written, knock-off biopics. She thinks she's a talented actress when in reality she's horrible. None of her handlers want to jeopardize their gravy train by telling her the truth so she goes blissfully through life never realizing that she's the laughing stock of the internet. The audience on the one hand cringes at how incredibly bad she is and how terribly sad her life is and on the other hand laughs uncontrollably at the spontaneous critiques posted on social networking sites all the while wondering whether she'll ever catch a clue and figure out what's being done to her.

    November 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Dian

    I can't believe Lindsay lowered herself to play a role far beneath her dignity. She is a great lady and great actress.

    November 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  135. I bug people because i'm lazy--

    what a maroon lindsey

    November 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  136. bugsy malone

    bad actress and bad example

    November 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Lindsey is not an example to young women (bug)

    but she's a decent actress

    November 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • emil

      No she is not a good actress.

      There are literally thousands of better actresses in schools and theaters all over the world who are better than her and DESERVE a chance.

      The real reason that people still pretend to care abotu her is, sad to say, they are waiting for this typical long island train wreck to drop dead.

      Don't shoot the messenger, but that is it. She sucks, her family sucks and they're all just waiting for her to finally drop.

      Prove me wrong. seriously. Who in gods' name really cares and is pulling for this person to comeback unless they gain financially? She is not a national treasure, never helped anybody, treats people like crap.

      Nobody cares, or should care.

      November 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  138. People tell me i look like liz taylor

    lmao

    November 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  139. LMAO

    what a jerk.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Maria Harris

    I always loved Elizabeth Taylor as an actress and here he she comes....Ms. LINDSAY LOHAN, she make a fool of herself..okay, she kind of looked a little bit like Elizabeth taylor, but wow...The graspy voice, the walk, body movement it was so poor, Elizabeth Taylor had class and elegancy. Lindsay look like she was just reading lines and OMG, the accent, that was embarrasing , SORRY BUT WE HAVE REAL ACTRESS THAT CAN WALK THE WALK AND TALK THE TALK............. Dear lifetime, theres better actresses outhere, this was so cheesy...I feel soooooo sorry for Ms. Lohan.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Linsey Lohan

    sucked.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Michele

    I watched it, all of it. I thought it was fine, not excellent, but worth watching. I had never read anything about Liz or Dick so everything was new to me. I enjoyed it but probably won't watch it again.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Oscar

    Ms. Lohan's spectacular performance in the movie Liz and Dick show how she has grown as an actress into a mature stage presence that far outshines that of Elisabeth Taylor. Her dramatic arcing ability is noteworthy and an Oscar caliber performance. One could see the anguish of the late Taylor in Ms. Lohan's spot on portrayal of the late madam. Truly an outstanding performance.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey there

      LM AO!

      November 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Real Liz

      You're kidding, right???? Sarcasm, right?????

      November 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oscar

      Yep. I was kidding. Just wanted to see if I could type something fancy like. I watched about 10 minutes of it just to see how terrible it was, then couldn't stomach any more. It was pretty bad. : )

      November 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really....

      In 3 weeks people will not recognize Linds unless she is on her back....

      November 27, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  144. Loren

    It was a Lifetime movie, you were expecting an Oscar performance? The sad part of it was how uninvolved Lohan from the time that I spent watching, and for that, one should blame the director. I have seen her other movies, so I know that she can bring something to a role besides dispassion, so the only one who can be held responsible is the director for not giving her a clearer idea of how to bring this character to life.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Nancy

    I wouldn't even dream of watching. It would have taken an actress who had a much better history of acting (and behaving) than Ms. Lohan to get me to watch. And before you say that I shouldn't base my decision on her behavior, I would say that everytime I look at her, it makes me think about all those articles in which her behavior is written about and I can't picture her as anyone else than this person who can't get her life together no matter how much fame and money she has. I've never seen anything special about her anyway.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Lindsssey....

    is basically not controlled in her acting abilities, she is not decent for our young women to be around and does
    not have her act together. can't put her near the young men either...they may think all women are like this and
    we don't want the young men in our family to be bitter towards women.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  147. The Real World Of "lindssey"

    7 audience
    3 on
    and 2 actresses
    howls of laughter, v doesn't want lindsey near any of our young females... lindsey is a bad impression to everyone
    and we must not mold young women to make them think real life is like this.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  148. tommy

    your a much higher calibar and always was...i don't know what the problem is.

    tell lindsey off the machine because as i've said she's doing nothing all day long.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Poor

    the 7 us hysterical laughing last night decided that lindSey is a disgraceful to young women who are thinking this is the way the world is and this is the way women should act. just green light and good acting.

    your are a bitter, disgraceful woman. your not meow, you a disgrace and we don't our women anywhere near
    linkSey

    November 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  150. carolyn

    I was sooooooooooo embarrassed for her, I could not watch after first 25 minutes. Beyond horrible her so called acting is.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Tommy

    Don't live this way...your so much more then this....

    November 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  152. NANCE

    It was sad to watch this. Ms Lohan has no business even trying to act anymore. Was she on drugs or booze or something? The whole thing came off as a high school play full of understudies, who weren't prepared to actually go on. Turned it off after 30 mins, just thought it would never get any better....it was embarrassing.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  153. boofish

    if this clip is any indication of the movie, I'm glad I passed. This is pathetic. Liz and Dick both would have had a fit.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  154. lyniemac

    Would be more appropriately named Diz and Lick – Diz for whoever conceived this idea and Lick for the lickin' that person needs for wasting money that could have been better spent on "Feed the Children".

    November 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. great acting by lindsey

    as usual. i hear a telephone i'll be right back

    November 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Telephone Repair....

    you lose i win....i can act.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  157. as our editors say there is nothing here

    but crap.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  158. carol

    To put Lohan in the place of Liz? Really? It was an insult to Liz's memory.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  159. you can't do anything else but this....

    now go eat another banana while we head to utahs...happy tv tonight

    November 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Morgan cover up?

    sorry we got it tool

    November 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  161. My eyes, they burn

    Mere words are insufficient in describing this steaming pile of dog poop so let me use non-words like Eeewww, aack, patooey.

    I will never get that time back nor can those horrid memories ever be expunged. A pox on you Lifetime!!

    November 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Chicago Johnnie

    OK, I am too young I guess, they old farts were all retired before any modern movies were made. So I dont know anything about how accurate this movie was about being true to history and all.

    But, I found it to be a great story and I enjoyed the way it was presented? Weher he eyes the right color? Did she mimic the accent? I don't know, but because I had no expectations I was free to enjoy it for what it is.

    The real life couple must have been incredible from what I saw and it was really a study in the psychology of gluttony.

    When people have too much wealth, it becomes an anchor and drags us down. Dick and Liz had too much wealth and power and not enough humility.

    There is a life lesson in the movie if you look for it.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Susan

    I watched part of this movie with a lot of hope because I love the story of Liz and Richard. And I was hopeful that the movie would live up to it's hipe. Sadly it did not. I do not think the Actors/Actress are to blame – the quality was not there for them to work with.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Name*sandyu

    I watched it. She didn't even try for an English accent.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emily

      It's because she is maybe Mexican.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susy

      Lindsay Lohan was miscast but really everyone is bashing her & no one seems to recognize it was the weak dialogue and the rushed plot which were the biggest flaws. As a made for TV movie it wasn't very good, but it's actually pretty typical for Lifetime biographical efforts (Shirley MacLaine as Chanel, anyone?)

      November 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  165. M

    Not even close to the portrayal to either Liz or Richard. Liz was a goreous woman almost to the day she died but putting Linsey Lohan in to portray this drop dead gorgeous mega star was an insult to Elizabeth Taylor. I'd say this disaster is not destined for any awards or shall we say shouldn't be.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  166. singlemom

    I saw a few minutes of it. It was just too painful for me to continue watching. Even though the script was not what you would call wonderful, Lohan added nothing. It was rather an insult to the memory of Liz Taylor.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      I didn't even bother to watch, because I knew it would be an insult to Liz's memory. Lohan, really? What did they expect?

      November 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  167. I like Dick

    would like to see more of this actor again.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Glenn

    Unfortunately this film failed to bring Liz or Dick back to life. The characters never achieved the needed fire and passion that was "Liz and Dick".
    The actor who played Dick's brother was th most real of the bunch.
    Too bad I tried to give the movie a chance but change channels after about half way through.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Melissa

    I actually watched part of it. It really was pretty bad. Both LiLo and the guy that played Burton seemed silly. How ever much these two were paid, it was far too much.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |

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