Headstrong Lizzie Borden lives with her wealthy father, stepmother, and sister in Fall River, Massachusetts. When her family hires live-in maid Bridget, an uneducated Irish immigrant, the two find kindred spirits in one another and tension builds in the Borden household. Based on the infamous 1892 axe murders by Lizzie Borden.
The legend of Lizzie Borden. Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.. Lizzie Wiki
For anyone who had read the assortment of well researched books out there, this is pure fiction. Further, the message that committing ax murders is a sign of female empowerment is incredibly misguided and morally wrong. This could have been a good movie, if they'd stuck to the facts and had a different, more realistic cast.
The story was certainly condensed in terms of the events leading up to August 4th but overall thoughtfully acted drama that will keep you entertained throughout and certainly with $1.99 rental!!
Please, I want you to put an Arabic translation.
Chloe and Kristen slay this. Well shot and great movie for those two alone. Pretty interesting take on what could have happened in that house.
Holypoet is a homophobe and obviously isn’t well versed in history. This is a great flick.
Great movie, excellent cinematography. The actors were gripping, spot on time period. Goes to show that good directors can make the piece.
I enjoyed this film and its cryptic take on the Lizzie Borden tale. Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart in a film together was a cinematic gift
How is this movie not a blockbuster hit!
The film does a good job of portraying its given time period. Performances by Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny are mesmerizing in their own right. But there is definitely a lack of momentum. It’s very cut and dry leading right up to the end. The point was to say Lizzie Borden was ruthless. I mean the killings were shown as nothing but that. But I expected more from this film especially with its strong female leads. And on top of that, Lizzie’s story deserved justice now more than ever since the made-for-tv version with Christina Ricci was a bit of a flop.