LINSDAY LOHAN was “spectacularly bad” as ELIZABETH TAYLOR in her new biopic “Liz and Dick,” according to an early review by The Hollywood Reporter.
If you think that was harsh, wait until you read more of it below…
By now, many people know that Lindsay Lohan is pretty obsessed with her idol, the late Elizabeth Taylor–so much that she battled with Megan Fox and campaigned for the role of the legendary Hollywood movie star in a new biopic, “Liz & Dick.”
But just days before it’s premiere, Tim Goodman has slammed the actress and the show, calling them “both an awful mess and an instant classic of unintentional hilarity” in a scathing review that he wrote for The Hollywood Reporter about the entire project and more importantly, on its controversial lead star.
In fact, he said right off the bat:
“The Lifetime movie starring Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor is half train wreck, half ‘SNL’ skit.”
But he was just getting started. About Lindsay‘s promotional photo where she is supposedly the spitting image of Taylor, Tim said:
“No, the photo is not convincing. Hair and makeup miracles do not make a movie.”
Now the actress thought the hardest part was getting the role because she was confident that channeling Taylor—who went down a similarly troubling film career path infused with sex, drugs and alcohol—was bound to be second nature.
But the ruthless critic insisted:
“Lohan is woeful as Taylor from start to finish. 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. There is not one minute in this film where she’s believable.”
He went on to criticize even her leading man, Grant Bowler—who played Taylor‘s greatest love, Richard Burton—noting that that “he at least gets to play drunk half the time.”
Tim got more into details later in the review but he summed up the entire TV movie experience early on, saying:
“It’s an instant classic of unintentional hilarity. Drinking games were made for movies like this. And the best part is that it gets worse as it goes on, so in the right company with the right beverages, ‘Liz & Dick’ could be unbearably hilarious toward the tail end of the 90-minute running time.”
Then, seemingly for an honest consolation, Goodman concluded:
“Stunt casting rarely works. But in ‘Liz & Dick‘ it works by accident or for all the wrong reasons. Lohan as Taylor was a bad idea in the dramatic sense, but it’s pure genius both for marketing and for belly laughs and drinking games.”
What can you say about the early review?
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