Overall Rank: 1328
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 42
Theatrical Release Date: 02/19/1976
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Muffie Meyer
Actors: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers, Norman Vincent Peale, Jerry Torre
Plot: Maysles brothers Documentary about the poor side of the family of Jacque O (Edith Bouvier Beale, and her daughter Edie) -- Florencia
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Allison - wrote on 03/18/2008
A great documentary on the eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onnassis.
Florencia - wrote on 09/06/2007
Corky and eccentric doesn't begin to describe the two main characters in this documentary. The mother-daughter chemistry is strong and fun to watch. They love each other, and they hate each other. Edie's fashion sense inspired a whole line of clothing by upcoming New York designers back in the 1980s.
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Amyaronson - wrote on 07/18/2011
Big Edie is Jackie Onassis Kennedy's cousin, and Little Edie is Big Edie's daughter. They live in a neglected house of squalor, isolated from the real world. They are the source of scandal in such a famous family. They do not seem to care. They dwell on the days of beauty and men and society, but they choose to continue living in isolation, reminiscing and bickering. This doc is a cult classic and brings up a lot of issues about exploitation in documentary film. Should we feel sorry for the Beales? It is a challenge to step back from our own world views in order to try and understand where they are coming for, but the challenge is worthwhile.
Funny, charming, but often depressing, this film is a major triumph for the genre of documentary films. Also, it's providing me with some …
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