I’m just going to pile on to the rest of the fucking planet and say that Liz & Dick was one of shittiest movies I’ve ever seen. As a rule, Lifetime movies are shit, but they’ve hit a new low with Liz & Dick.
Lindsay Lohan is bearing most of the criticism for the atrociousness perpetrated by Liz & Dick and I won’t disagree that her performance was flat, uninspired, one-note, lackluster…I could think of insulting adjectives all day. I suspect that she has never even seen an Elizabeth Taylor film. Even so, the material she had to work with was shit. Yes, she could have worked a little harder to put lipstick on that pig, but the script was horrendous. The film was inter-cut with ridiculous narrative vignettes of Liz and Dick sitting on a stage, reminiscing and explaining to the viewer what happened in the preceding scene. How stupid does the screenwriter think that the people who watch Lifetime movies are? Okay, maybe that’s a fair assumption…but the cut scenes did not work AT ALL.
At the very least, I was hoping to see LiLo in a fat suit…nope. Richard Burton spent the last half of the film calling Liz “fat”, yet there was no “fat” in sight. What a rip-off!