Tweets That Prove Everyone Thought ‘Liz & Dick’ Sucked As Much As You’d Expect
If you turned on your television Sunday night and were overwhelmed by the smell of something awful, it was probably emanating from Lifetime — because that’s when the erstwhile Women in Peril network aired the much maligned and over-hyped ‘Liz & Dick’ biopic starring Linsday Lohan.
The movie (which we think was an immediate camp classic) has been on the radar for months, most likely because Lifetime had to drum up ratings to make back all the money they paid to insure LiLo’s appearance. And based on the sheer quantity of tweets about the nuclear hot mess of a movie, people were definitely watching.
They just weren’t enjoying.
The critics had already weighed in – and didn’t have many good things to say – but on Sunday, it was Twitter’s turn. And Twitter was not pleased.
The missives included comments about a lack of chemistry, wooden acting, fake tears and fake falls and about how pretty much every viewer wanted to be viewing anything but that movie at that moment.
Here are just a few of the most amusing tweets we found, plus a couple bonuses as the end.
I’ve had Indian Food farts that didn’t stink this bad. #lizanddick
— Alec Mapa (@AlecMapa) November 26, 2012
Lifetime should go ahead and just change there motto to, “Your Life. Your Time. We’re Sorry.” #lizanddick
— Mina Ross (@wilhelminaross) November 26, 2012
Elizabeth Taylor is rolling over in Michael Jackson’s grave right now. #LizAndDick
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) November 26, 2012
A plain white screen rolling the text of Elizabeth Taylor’s Wikipedia entry would be more compelling. #LizAndDick
— The Bowery Boys NYC (@BoweryBoys) November 26, 2012
Every time an actor cries in #LizandDick , I suspect it’s because they’re in Liz and Dick.
— Janie Haddad(@janiehaddad) November 26, 2012
The same peanut butter technique used to make Mr. Ed the talking horse’s lips move is working just as well on Lindsay Lohan! #lizanddick
— Mandy Finlay (@mandyfinlay) November 26, 2012
You’d think Lohan’s acting during this chugging vodka and pills scene would be just slightly more realistic… #lizanddick
— Jon Eiseman (@Jon_Eiseman) November 26, 2012
Just turned on #LizAndDick after The Walking Dead. The walkers have more charisma and screen presence than Lindsey Lohan.
— Nick Moscato (@nickmoscato) November 26, 2012
this is the kind of performance you get when someone is willing to work for a used VW Cabriolet full of Camel Lights.
— Jack Gray (@jackgraycnn) November 26, 2012
If you close your eyes it sounds like the Men’s Warehouse guy is playing Liz Taylor #LizAndDick
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) November 26, 2012
The plot of Homeland is the second biggest terrorist attack I’m seeing tonight.The first was #lizanddick.
— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) November 26, 2012
Even Showgirls was better than that. Actually, Liz and Dick makes Showgirls look like Citizen Kane. #LizandDick
— Gloria Fallon (@GloriaFallon123) November 26, 2012
I’m not watching #lizanddick but I just sprayed Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds in my mouth and I’m still having a better time than you.
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) November 26, 2012
Tweet of the night goes to Patton Oswalt, who spent much of the movie’s airtime blasting Lohan on the social networking site:
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 26, 2012
And finally, an ominous warning to everyone who thought it necessary to tweet how bad the movie was to anyone smart enough not to watch it in the first place:
All of you livetweeting LIZ & DICK and swelling its ratings will have yourselves to thank for “The Situation is… JAMES DEAN”
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) November 26, 2012