11/27/2012 01:45 pm ET

Lindsay Lohan Family Loved 'Liz & Dick,' Says Dina Lohan

After reading harsh reviews of her performance in "Liz & Dick," Lindsay Lohan is defending her acting skills and the Lifetime movie that everyone is still talking about.

"We all loved the movie," Lindsay's mom, Dina Lohan, told The Huffington Post in describing her own and her daughter's thoughts.

She signed her email with a happy face above the words "onwards and upwards."

Lindsay, who was left "devastated" after reading some of the vicious reviews that ran before the movie, decided to spare herself the pain and ignore the live debate on Twitter that erupted as the film debuted Sunday night, according to her mother.

"We don't read that," said Dina, regarding the negative tweets.

Although Lindsay and her family are putting their best face on, the most devastating news might be the ratings, which showed only 3.5 million viewers tuned in -- a number well below the viewership of Lifetime's other original movie premieres, such as "Steel Magnolias," "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story."

"Those reviews would have been irrelevant had she delivered massive numbers," Media Masters' Amy Rosenblum told The Huffington Post. "'Steel Magnolias' got 6.5 million viewers. Had Lindsay got a number like that, that would be the story. The reviews and Twitter comments would become invisible. Unfortunately for Lindsay, that wasn't the case."



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