Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor story is more of biopic than a documentary. It nearly defies reality in stringing together the remarkable lengths to which this beautiful, privileged, self-centered woman would go in her unquenchable desire to be loved. Eight, highly publicized marriages to seven men, four children (one adopted), pets galore, cultivated relationships with powerful men to meet her needs of the moment regardless of the impact on others, and the highly publicized pursuit of special causes.
Despite the enormity of her gifts and the legions of adoring fans, the tragedy of Elizabeth Taylor’s life is that her driving need to be loved was not fulfilled.
There was a lot packed into three hours, including a vivid recall of what life in Hollywood was like in the 50s and 60s. Over the course of two evenings, we were fully engaged in the story, enough to rate it four out of five stars. I cannot imagine that we will see another Elizabeth Taylor. And that’s OK.
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (official SB rating): Oo-oo-oo-oo
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