Rolling Stone - 04/30/2009 3 stars out of 4 -- "Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore are magnificent....Barrymore is a revelation....She finds Edie's unquenchable spirit."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/17/2009
"Barrymore nails an elusive accent and tricky mannerisms." -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club - 08/05/2009
"Barrymore and Lange aren't just good as Little and Big Edith Bouvier: They're damn near perfect. The same can be said of the film..." -- Grade: A
Total Film - 09/01/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Barrymore] is the revelation: upholding her warm appeal...she nails Little Edie's weird voice but digs deep to find the befuddling dignity beneath the Beale's barmy facade."
The Maysles brothers' classic documentary proved that truth can be stranger than fiction, but this drama adapts the story of Big Edie and her daughter, Little Edie, with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore as the Bouvier women. These fascinating relatives of Jackie O. lived in squalor in a massive mansion on New York's Long Island.