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Lizzie (2018)

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A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

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Bryce Kass
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Sevigny ... Lizzie Borden
Kristen Stewart ... Bridget Sullivan
Jeff Perry ... Andrew Jennings
Fiona Shaw ... Abby Borden
Jamey Sheridan ... Andrew Borden
Tara Ochs ... Susan Gilbert
Kim Dickens ... Emma Borden
Daniel Wachs ... Dr. Bowen
Denis O'Hare ... John Morse
Jody Matzer ... Deputy Fleet
Don Henderson Baker ... Marshall Hilliard
Jay Huguley ... William Henry Moody
Roscoe Sandlin ... Judge Blaisdell
Tom Thon ... Professor Wood
Katharine Harrington ... Matron
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Storyline

In 1892, after the Borden family welcomes a new Irish maid called Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), she and Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) become friends. The friendship between these women becomes something more, even as Lizzie's relationship with her own parents unravels at a frightening level. Written by Merve Kurt

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The legend of Lizzie Borden. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and grisly images, nudity, a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lizzie See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,580, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$642,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$844,786
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

It was filmed in 23 days. See more »

Goofs

The note given to Abby Borden saying that a member of the Churchill family was ill did not actually happen. Lizzie, in her many iterations of the events of that day, said she believed Abby Borden was not in the house having a received a note that someone was ill. Abby was not upstairs changing her dress to go out at the time of her murder, she was upstairs making the bed in the guest room. She was on the side of bed closest to the dresser when she was attacked from behind and given the angle and severity of the blows to her skull, it is likely she never even saw her attacker. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Sullivan: You're dreaming.
Bridget Sullivan: You're just dreaming.
Bridget Sullivan: You don't see it. You can't see it.
Lizzie Borden: See what?
Bridget Sullivan: We live in this world,
Bridget Sullivan: and not another.
Bridget Sullivan: This one right here.
Lizzie Borden: I know.
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Soundtracks

Ebben? Ne Andrò Lontana From 'La Wally', Act I
Written by Alfredo Catalani
Performed by Maria Luigia Borsi and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yves Abel
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Well shot, great chemistry
24 September 2018 | by kevindouchkoffSee all my reviews

Loved the chemistry between Stewart and Sevigny and it is beautifully shot. The Borden house is almost a character in and of itself. With so many films that move so fast, it was refreshing to watch the tension build in the household slowly.

This film added so much more to the infamous story that I already knew. It brought it to life. While Sevigny may not be happy with the final product, as a fan of hers and Stewart's I was impressed. Also, great performance by Denis O'Hare as Lizzie's uncle.


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