There are made-for-TV movies, and then…

In case you missed the premiere last night, the Lifetime channel will replay its “Liz & Dick” film again tonight at 7 p.m. Normally made-for-TV movies don’t make headlines (because, as made-for-TV, they’re usually anywhere from mediocre to pretty bad), but “Liz & Dick,” ¬†which follows the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1960s, has been an exception for one reason: Lindsay Lohan, the troubled actress who’s seemingly always in the headlines for something she did off-camera, stars as Taylor.

I don’t mean to spoil the movie for you if you didn’t watch last night, but it’s not good. In fact, depending on what source you’re reading, it’s anywhere from terrible to the worst movie of the year. And most of that falls on Lohan and her very silly, unbelievable accent. Based on reactions on the Internet today, this is the new movie that everyone loves to hate.

But, you know what? Even if it’s as bad as everyone says it is (and hold your judgment until you see Lohan yelling, “I’m bored! I’m SO bored!” and rolling her eyes), it’s been a ton of press for Lifetime (which continues, since I’m writing about the movie now). And as they say, any press is good press. Even if that press is a trainwreck of two hours that you’ll never get back.

Did you watch the movie? What did you think?

 

-Sam

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