September 21, 2018

Lizzie is in select theaters on September 21st, 2018.

A very strange and hard to follow film, Lizzie was. Based on a true story, this movie tells the tale of two murders that were supposedly committed by Lizzie Borden (Chloe Sevigny) back in 1892. At the age of 32 Lizzie was unwed, unruly, and living at home under the roof of her demanding father and stepmother. Feeling unwanted and going through manic phases about once a week, Lizzie was as unsocial as they come. However, soon a new face would be welcomed into the Borden home. Looking for work, a live-in maid by the name of Bridget (Kristen Stewart) quickly moves in at the sound of an offer. Little did she know though, she’d be getting herself into a mess of trouble there.

Striking up a romance, Bridget swears she will stand by Lizzie’s side no matter what and Lizzie swears to protect Bridget. Contrary, it soon became clear that the two women hadn’t quite been on the same page as one another. One early morning, on August 4 th , Lizzie and Emma Borden’s parents were found dead in their own home. An axe was determined to be the murder weapon, but had they found a culprit? As madness unravels throughout this film it is sure to leave you with questions. Was this really how things went down in the Burden house hold? I guess we’ll never know; everyone who once lived there has since been long gone.

Although slow and a bit confusing, I waited patiently to find out what would happen in the end. I hadn’t seen any of the previous Lizzie Borden movies before, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Kristen Stewart acted her part well though, per usual, with cluelessness in her eyes and that quiet, innocent, personality. It was a suitable role for her. However, this film just didn’t stand up to its potential in my opinion. It definitely could have used some more oomph. Although it is based on a true story, so I guess if they were getting as close to the real deal as they could then I can’t really ask for much more can I?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

KelsiKelsi (Contributor) raised in Toledo and has been an avid moviegoer since she was little. In her down time you can always find her outdoors enjoying nature or catching up on the latest Netflix series! She’s a huge fan of thrillers, horrors, and comedies.
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