"Their life is their show"

“Sunk in illusions and fantasies, far from the glorious past of the Bouvier family (Big Edie was Jackie Kennedy’s paternal aunt), they bicker, sing pop love songs and live out a dream of elegance that is constantly contradicted by the mess and sadness around them.In the films, Big Edie is a snappish, brusque-seeming lady who was once a talented singer and now seems to reside mostly in bed. Little Edie was a beauty in her youth but abandoned hopes for an acting-entertaining career in New York; she has spent most of her life with her mother. Occasionally they sing. But though Big Edie remembers the words and tunes, Little Edie often wanders off them. At one point, she wrongly sings and re-sings the lyrics to Victor Young’s “Around the World in 80 Days” theme song until she drives you almost crazy.

Edie is also given to a bizarre, personal fashion style that consists of improvised skirts and constant high-style headwear covering her hair. (We never learn why.)

In fact, the two women are entertainers, and brilliant ones. But their life is their show–which is what the filmmakers cannily caught in “Grey Gardens” ”

( http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-070105-movies-review-gardens,0,4530316.story?coll=mmx-movies_top_heds)

Em resumo, quero este DVD com urgência.


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