For months now, we’ve been hearing that November 25 marks the day when Lindsay Lohan will kick off her acting comeback because that’s when the Lifetime biopic “Liz & Dick” with her as lead premieres. Turns out, it might not be a comeback after all.
While fans still have to wait to see the movie, a handful of critics have already gotten a first look at it and, if we’re to believe them, it’s nothing to look forward to.
In a scathing review, The Hollywood Reporter critic Tim Goodman says “Liz & Dick” doesn’t have a single redeeming quality, describing it as “half trainwreck, half SNL skit.”
There is absolutely nothing that would get viewers convinced of Lohan’s take on Elizabeth Taylor, just like no amount of makeup and pretty clothes can a solid movie make, he says.
“Lohan as Taylor was a bad idea in the dramatic sense, but it’s pure genius both for marketing and for belly laughs and drinking games,” Goodman writes.
However, he goes on to say, that’s not to say he’s advising anyone against seeing it.
“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,” Goodman writes.
His review is only getting more scathing from this point on – see it here in full.
He’s not the only one trashing the movie either: David Hinckley of the New York Daily News also brands it a catastrophe, though he also goes to great lengths to point out that Lohan isn’t entirely to blame for this.
“Maybe no re-enactment of their lives could replicate the scale on which those lives played out. It's tempting to say the movie's big problem is that Lohan is no Liz Taylor. And she isn't – though that's not entirely her fault,” he writes.
“There aren't all that many actresses, or women, who can stop a room simply by walking into it,” he adds. Lindsay sure isn’t one of them.
“Liz & Dick” premieres on Lifetime next week. Will you still see it after reading the first critic reviews it got?