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Liz & Dick getting married the second time

"Liz & Dick" review by Suzanne
Airs Sunday November 25th 9pm et/pt on Lifetime

I enjoyed watching this movie...it really flew by, too. I love watching these kind of celebrity biopics, anyway, but this one was very well done. Liz & Dick got together the same year I was born, so even though I have heard about them my whole life, I really wasn't aware of them all that much. I've read about them, of course, but not all that much.

For people even younger than me, this has got to be a bit of an eye-opener because it shows how different things were back in the 60's, and yet in many ways, the same. Liz & Dick were hounded by the paparazzi back when that was not so common. They were having an affair while married, which was shocking for the time, especially to the viewing public who was not used to hearing about those things.

The movie focuses on their love affair and how it affected their lives, and their families' lives, and only a little bit on their movies or other work. That is the part that is most fun to watch. It's clear that they were both a little spoiled, and liked to drink, fight, and have a lot of parties. They had that kind of childish, passionate behavior in common.

My only complain would be that the end was kind of quick. They glossed over their second marriage and why it broke up, and didn't say much about his death. I would have liked to have seen more of that.

The movie does an interesting thing of having them sit in chairs and address the camera, and each other, talking about their lives, looking back on their life together.

I thought both Lindsey Lohan and Grant Bowler did great work capturing the two stars. Of course, Lohan knows a thing or two about celebrities and scandals! Bowler is way better looking than Richard Burton ever was, and probably a better actor, too. I hope this does some good things for Lohan and her career because she really is a good actress and always has been.

You should watch this because it's entertaining and fun, well worth watching.

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For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance -- often called “the marriage of the century” -- was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.  Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again.  Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared an undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of.
 

THE MOST-TALKED ABOUT MOVIE OF THE YEAR, LIZ & DICK, STARRING LINDSAY LOHAN AND GRANT BOWLER, TO MAKE ITS WORLD PREMIERE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Based on a True Story, The Larry Thompson Production Follows the Fiery and Legendary Love Story of Screen Icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Los Angeles, CA (October 1, 2012) – In her highly anticipated comeback movie role, Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) stars as the legendary dame Elizabeth Taylor alongside Grant Bowler (Defiance) as celebrated actor Richard Burton in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick, making its world premiere Sunday, November 25, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime.  Based on the true story of the couple’s passionate and tumultuous love affair, the film is from executive producer Larry A. Thompson (Amish Grace) and was directed by Lloyd Kramer (Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven) with a script by Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin).

For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance -- often called “the marriage of the century” -- was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.  Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again.  Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared an undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of.

Lindsay Lohan is one of the most recognizable faces in the world, having graced the covers of hundreds of magazines and been in films, television and commercials since she was a child. In addition to being an accomplished actress, Lohan is a sought-after model, fashion designer and singer. She has been photographed by some of the top photographers in the world, and has been featured in photo shoots for the most renowned fashion houses in the United States and Europe. Lohan captured America’s heart in her film debut, the Disney remake of The Parent Trap at age 11. Lohan went on to star in such box office hits as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Her films during the past ten years have collectively grossed approximately $750 million.

Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Grant Bowler is a graduate of the esteemed Australian drama school NIDA, alongside other notable graduates, including Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett and Sam Worthington.  Well recognized for his role as ‘Coot,’ a biker werewolf on HBO’s True Blood, ‘Connor Owens’ on Ugly Betty and as ‘Captain Gault’ in the hit series Lost, Bowler also recently completed the four films: Atlas Shrugged, The Killer Elite, The City of Gardens and Remains. He is currently filming the upcoming series Defiance. Bowler’s Australian TV roles include the dramas Blue Heelers, Pacific Drive, All Saints, Something In The Air, as well as starring in the miniseries Through My Eyes.  He’s also been seen in the widely viewed New Zealand crime drama Outrageous Fortune, for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards.

A+E Networks will handle international distribution of Liz & Dick, which is produced by Larry A. Thompson Productions for Lifetime.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.  The network posted major growth in viewership among the key demographics in Second Quarter 2012 versus Second Quarter 2011, posting a 13% jump among Women 18-49, +5% among Adults 18-49 and +1% in Women 25-54.  Additionally, among Women 18-49, Lifetime marked the network’s strongest 2Q growth in 10 years.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

Lindsay Lohan is one of the most recognizable faces in the world, having graced the covers of hundreds of magazines and been in films, television and commercials since she was a child. In addition to being an accomplished actress, Lohan is a sought-after model, fashion designer and singer. She has been photographed by some of the top photographers in the world, and has been featured in photo shoots for the most renowned fashion houses in the United States and Europe. Lohan captured America’s heart in her film debut, the Disney remake of The Parent Trap at age 11. Lohan went on to star in such box office hits as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Her films during the past ten years have collectively grossed approximately $750 million.

Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Grant Bowler is a graduate of the esteemed Australian drama school NIDA, alongside other notable graduates, including Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett and Sam Worthington.  Well recognized for his role as ‘Coot,’ a biker werewolf on HBO’s True Blood, ‘Connor Owens’ on Ugly Betty and as ‘Captain Gault’ in the hit series Lost, Bowler also recently completed the four films: Atlas Shrugged, The Killer Elite, The City of Gardens and Remains. He is currently filming the upcoming series Defiance. Bowler’s Australian TV roles include the dramas Blue Heelers, Pacific Drive, All Saints, Something In The Air, as well as starring in the miniseries Through My Eyes.  He’s also been seen in the widely viewed New Zealand crime drama Outrageous Fortune, for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards.

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