Grey Gardens was on tonight so I was excited to see it since it’s on my list of movies to catch. Starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, the movie depicts the story of the real life Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, an inseparable mother and daughter related to Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Living in almost total isolation for most of their lives, the Beales held residence in a rundown, decripate house that almost got condemned.
This movie was very sweet and endearing, and shows an everlasting, enduring mother-daughter relationship. Both Beales were characters, and living in a world that was truly their own. I thought the performances of Barrymore and Lange were really good, so I look forward to watching the real documentary some time soon. Knowing very little about the Beales, it was interesting to see this movie.