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
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)

(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."
(Read more Elizabeth Taylor stories.)

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