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Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
Poor Little Rich Girl The Barbara Hutton Story
Actors: Farrah Fawcett, Linden Ashby, Stéphane Audran, Fairuza Balk, Nicholas Clay
Director: Charles Jarrott
Genres: Drama, Television
UR     2008     5hr 0min

Farrah Fawcett (The Apostle, Charlie's Angels) stars in the true-life saga of one of America's wealthiest women. — Gorgeous, lonely, and rich, Barbara Hutton was the original million dollar baby. Having inherited the vast W...  more »

     
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Actors: Farrah Fawcett, Linden Ashby, Stéphane Audran, Fairuza Balk, Nicholas Clay
Director: Charles Jarrott
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Family Life, Miniseries
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Outstanding in every way, a must for Farrah fans!
Movie Maker | Alexandria, VA United States | 02/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thanks to A & E for AT LAST bringing this lavish mini-series in it's full version.

The story of Barbara Hutton is brought to life in this Lester Persky produced story of glamour, glitz, wealth and true heartbreak.

Millions were spent on this production, and it shows. Fantastic locations, an excellent international cast support Farrah Fawcett in the role of a lifetime.

If anyone ever wondered if Farrah could act, this project proved that she is FANTASTIC. The story covers 60 years , and Farrah brings life to the adult Barbara Hutton , in perfection.

As you move through the story, you care about and like Hutton, though she made horrid decisions which in the end destroyed her.

Those who enjoy costume design will find nirvana in this production- perfect copies of designer goods for the period.

The show stopper here may well be the jewelry, primarily provided by Harry Winston. Most was real,and some were copies but all were breathtaking.

( After the show ran, Farrah sold copies of the Winston items on HSN, which are truly collectable and worth a fortune now).

I urge you to try this 2 DVD set - it a great story,and well produced in every way. Some of the scenes are violent, which may be a concern to some. Rest assured, they exist in the plot to move the story along and are done with care.

The (sadly) few extras consist of the ad's promoting each two hour block of the story.

Odd box art is very stark, and does NOT suggest the lush production inside!

And I forgot to mention the music-- perfection again!

I will not spoil it for you, but the last shot, with a voice over is chilling.

You will love this!

UPDATE AUG 2009:

Watched this again, with friends who had not seen this. What a nice tribute to Farrah - I am quite sure she would be happy to know that people continue to enjoy her work, particularly in her more dramatic roles. This mini-series is is rich, and so well produced.

Sadly, one (well, me at least) can't overlook the irony of of the core story - Barbara Hutton made choices in her life, and particularly in relation to men, that did not turn out well.

Farrah plays Hutton so well, so knowingly, it is truly touching. A central plot element is her love for her son, and illness at the end of her life, surrounded by some who were taking advantage of her.

Farrah was a sensational actress, and this was one of her best role's. I urge you to try this one.




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Nicely Done!!
viewer | US | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the true story of reknowned heiress Barbara Hutton who was filthy rich but miserable especially in love.It's a must see!!!"
GOOD MOVIE!!!!!
A. R SCOTT | Houston, Texas | 11/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE. I REALLY DID ENJOY THIS MOVIE. FARRAH DID A GREAT JOB. GREAT MOVIE."
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Children. In the Meant
Kenneth A. Nelson | Pensacola, FL | 09/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The words in the Title (above) are words from the song, "Ain't We Got Fun." If you listen for it, you'll hear it in the backround throughout this epic of American "Royalty."

Even her fabulous wealth didn't quell Barbara Hutton's feelings of insecurity and self-image. All she thought she was was a source of financial aid to everyone else around her. Beyond the magnificent Cartier emeralds, pearls from Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston's diamonds, the homes she had all around the world and the lifestyle only a few could keep up with, she was never sure if she was truely happy or just mesmorized by all the sparkle.

The attention to period details has had me impressed since the first time viewed. Every detail was perfect. The wealthy people's "attitude" was particulary detailed. They had much too much time on their hands!

You don't watch this film, you live it. It envelopes you within it's silken threads and holds you tight until it wants to let you go. In my case, it never let go.

"In the meantime, in-Between time, Ain't We Got Fun...""