So The Canyons hasn't gotten great reviews, and rehab isn't far from her mind, but things, for once, seem to be looking up for Lindsay Lohan. And we're actually looking forward to her attempts to re-legitimize herself.
The beginning of 2013 wasn't going Lohan's way. A January New York Times Magazine feature detailed just how difficult she was to work with, and by March she was ordered back to rehab after yet another of her innumerable clashes with the law. But, now, as she prepares to exit rehab—she can leave on Wednesday—the news cycle is actually, perhaps miraculously, going in her favor. TMZ today reports that Lohan has asked to spend more time in rehab, to have a "a transition period before re-entering the free world." So, even though TMZ is still skeptical about Lohan's sensible behavior, they have sources telling them she's reformed her ways.
On the professional front, reviews for The Canyons—the Paul Schrader-directed film that is opening both in theaters and on VOD Friday—haven't been good, but she hasn't borne all of the criticism. In fact, Variety's Scott Foundas actually liked the film, and Lohan's performance, writing that she "gives one of those performances, like Marlon Brando’s in 'Last Tango in Paris,' that comes across as some uncanny conflagration of drama and autobiography." (Lohan tweeted the link to Foundas' review with the message: "humbled and feeling so much gratitude.") Not everyone is so enthusiastic—Joe Neumaier at the Daily News said she "proves watchable," which is sort of a backhanded compliment—but even one rave is better than anything associated with Liz & Dick.