Just saw the new HBO Films GREY GARDENS last night - was absolutely stunned by it. I usually HATE these type of projects, but this one managed to create a new work that added much to our understanding of Big and Little Edie, and the circumstances surrounding the filming and release of the iconic documentary.
The two performances, by Jessica Lange as Big Edie and Drew Barrymore as Little Edie, were both extraordinary, and I loved the way the story was embedded around the documentary, the rare case of a "film within a film" working. The backstory, in particular the revelations about Big Edie - it helps one understand the entire relationship of mother and daughter so much more.
VERY highly recommended - and Ive read it will be released on DVD so even if you dont have HBO, you'll still be able to see it.