Lindsay Lohan Hilariously Bad in Liz & Dick
Lifetime movie makes for a great drinking game
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2012 9:58 AM CST
This publicity image released by Lifetime shows Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, left, and Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Liz & Dick."   (AP Photo/Lifetime, Adam Taylor)

(Newser) Liz & Dick premieres Sunday, but some critics are already having a LiLo-bashing party after watching the Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Fox News reports. "It’s just bad. Her voice—she sounds like herself, a smoker from Long Island, and there is no chemistry with her co-star, and she was clearly not prepared," says one early viewer. Most reviews so far agree Lohan was not the best choice, but here are the best lines from the cattiest review, by Tim Goodman in the Hollywood Reporter:

  • "It should come as no great surprise that Lifetime's Liz & Dick movie starring Lindsay Lohan is spectacularly bad. ... Lohan is woeful as Taylor from start to finish. But, whatever you do, don't miss Liz & Dick. 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 ... 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."
  • "Anyway, on to the parts of the film where people walk and talk. The talking part doesn’t turn out so well for Lohan. There is not one minute in this film where she’s believable."
  • "At one point, Lohan has to shout, 'I won’t live without you!' and then run down a hall. It’s like a high school play."
Don't expect LiLo to learn anything from all this: TMZ reports that she refuses to read any reviews of her performances. (Click to read Goodman's hilarious review in full.)

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LReyes
Nov 26, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Now maybe Linsday Lohan can do us all a favor and pull a "Garbo".
whattodo
Nov 26, 2012 9:16 AM CST
Who on Earth was idiotic enough to spend Money on a Filming the life of 2 dead Actors, of which the Female was brilliant at her chosen career but choosing 5th rate wanna be 'actors' to portray them?
OldManWithTwoCats
Nov 22, 2012 5:37 PM CST
One Summer day back in 1976.... Announcer: "Good evening and WELCOME to the World Annual Kentucky Fried Chicken Eating Contest!!" I'm John Belushi, your Swinemaster and referree!" Crowd: Thunderous Applause Announcer: "Tonight we present the single elimination "by the bucket" competition. At the end of the alotted time, whichever contestant consumes the most KFC by weight will be declared this year's "Miss KFC Swine!!" Crowd : Even MORE thunderous applause. Announcer: (Over drum roll) "AND NOWWWWWW! Let me introduce our ELEVEN TIME Miss KFC Swine CHAMPION!!! Miss Elizabeth TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!" Crowd: TOTALLY Rocking the house now...the whole building is shaking. Announcer: (Another drum roll) "Challenging Ms. Taylor....fresh from her championship just last week in the Miss Bob's BigBoy Contest, where she ate 39 Super BigBoy's in 18 minutes and 3 seconds, I give you Miss Sally STRUTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!" Crowd: Stomping feet, screaming, cheering...plaster dust falling from the ceiling The 2 piggies bow to the crowd and each other as... Announcer: "Piggies remember...The match will begin when the 2 spring loaded launchers begin zinging chicken legs at you. Each vat of chicken has been weighed to match within 5 grams. You must cleanly catch each chicken leg in your teeth and each bone must be completely clean when pitched to the real pigpen to the left of each of you. Regurgitated chicken will be subtracted from your consumption total without deduction for saliva content!" Back to reality now... In the 1980's,CKLW, a radio station in Canada across from Detroit, did a satire of the Kim Carnes song "Bette Davis Eyes" titled "Elizabeth Taylor Thighs" SouthPark did a sendup of Sally Struthers pet cause "Save the Children" where Struthers was eating all the donated food and that was the cause of the starving children worldwide. These 2 things inspired this post.