Missed Liz & Dick? Here Are the Best Parts

And the best Twitter reactions

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 26, 2012 9:21 AM CST

(Newser) – We assume you were home last night with a bottle of wine, eyes glued to the TV as Lindsay Lohan's Liz & Dick premiered on Lifetime. But just in case you weren't, Erin Carlson at the Hollywood Reporter runs down the 7 most "memorable" moments:

  • LiLo as middle-aged Liz: "Resembling the old SNL Linda Richman 'Coffee Talk' sketch rather than The Real Thing, Lohan is the 8th-grade drama camp version of the iconic movie star."
  • Liz attempts suicide: "Such a heavy moment should not be for laughs, but the scene is nothing short of ridiculous. ... Liz goes berserk, bellows 'I won't live without you!,' swallows pills, and guzzles a bottle of vodka, declaring with zero believability: 'This shouldn't take too long.'"
  • Liz chooses Dick over Eddie Fisher: Lohan's flat delivery "is the acting equivalent of Britney Spears' sleepy, false-alarm comeback performance of 'Gimme More' at the 2007 Video Music Awards."

The bottom line? This is "a must-watch for lovers of guilty pleasure, trainwreck-y TV," Carlson writes. The Huffington Post rounds up 100 of the best Twitter reactions to the movie:

  • Lizz Winstead: "Gilbert Godfried sound[s] more like Liz Taylor."
  • Tara Dublin: "Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, the dead, dug-up Ernest Borgnine would look more like Liz Taylor."
  • Jack Gray: "This is the kind of performance you get when someone is willing to work for a used VW Cabriolet full of Camel Lights."
  • The Bowery Boys: "A plain white screen rolling the text of Elizabeth Taylor's Wikipedia entry would be more compelling."
  • James Poniewozik: "All of you livetweeting Liz & Dick and swelling its ratings will have yourselves to thank for 'The Situation is ... JAMES DEAN."
  • Ben Widdicombe: "I don't remember Elvira being in Spartacus?"
  • Samantha Wilson: "Drinking game: Every time someone speaks, throw your glass of scotch at the screen, weep."

This publicity image released by Lifetime shows Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, right, and Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, Liz & Dick.
This publicity image released by Lifetime shows Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, right, and Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Liz & Dick."   (AP Photo/Lifetime, Jack Zeman)
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