Some of what she says about New York, turning cities into museums, and going into the TV are on-point, but there's something repelling about how willing she is to succumb to the lowest of vices--sloth, judgment, gossip, provincialism--and package herself into a persona for consumption, full of canned soundbites for college speeches.
Even though it does feel that Mrs. Lebowitz almost stands above the movie itself giving me a feeling that Scorsese has not put too great effort in making it, the bits and pieces of Lebowitz stories and speeches are purely genius and, in fact, accounts for the name of the movie since Fran Lebowitz is not only this bright, admirable person but also she is damn good in communicating these greats thoughts out to people.
I didn't know of Fran Liebowitz, a famed New Yorker, jewish writer, infamous wit. As this documentary starts, she states that "There is no more suitable and potent image/symbol for our time than the image of the blind art collector. [...] I think that sums it up. If you were gonna write just a history of the era, you should call it 'The blind art collector, and other stories'." She talks much, and says a lot. Potent.