First there was the 1975 documentary, then the 2006 Broadway adaptation, and now there will be a HBO film adaptation of Grey Gardens.
Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore star as the Edies and Jeanne Tripplehorn stars as Jacqueline Kennedy in the HBO adapatation which premieres April 18. Here is the trailer:
Based on the trailer it seems that Drew Barrymore has captured Edie and finally delivers a worthwhile performance. That’s a huge compliment coming from me considering how much I despise Barrymore. Check out this clip from the documentary and judge for yourself.
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The HBO film, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang is certainly a perfect tribute to both the original documentary and these two wonderful woman.
I was told right after filming of the HBO film wrapped up in the fall of 2007, that I would be blown away at the last scene, where Edie sings Tea For Two at Reno Sweeny, and I was ! I had supplied the film company with the only recording in existence of Edie singing the tune, only this wasn’t from her actual performance at the club, but rather her singing it just for me at one of my many visits to Grey Gardens, more than 30 years ago. Drew sang it exactly, phrase for phrase as I have it on tape. Edie and I actually met that night at Reno Sweeny, and my relationship with Grey Gardens has now spanned over 3 decades. For our complete review, check out our blog at MyGreyGardens.com (HBO film review by Robb Brawn & Lee Arboreen), and be sure to check our Youtube video uploaded 4/18/09 the same day as the HBO film release. Click
GREY GARDENS PROMO to view the video