Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange in 'Grey Gardens'

Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange in 'Grey Gardens' (HBO)

Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange make an expectedly potent performing duo in this made-for-HBO film, dramatizing a true story that initially was made famous in a mid-1970s documentary by the acclaimed Maysles brothers.

The actresses play relatives, but not just any relatives – ones related to Jacqueline Bouvier, who would take the last names Kennedy and Onassis.

The women live in a Long Island mansion but in a manner that might not be expected. Co-stars include Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Big Love"), Daniel Baldwin and Ken Howard, and the Maysles are represented by Arye Gross and Justin Louis. *** (Not rated: AS, P)

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