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Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway
Joan Crawford
Diana Scarwid Diana Scarwid
Christina Crawford
Steve Forrest Steve Forrest
Greg Savitt
Howard Da Silva Howard Da Silva
L.B. Mayer
Mara Hobel Mara Hobel
Christina Crawford
Rutanya Alda Rutanya Alda
Carol Ann
Harry Goz Harry Goz
Al Steele
Michael Edwards Michael Edwards
Ted Gelber


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Frank Perry Frank Perry
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7 years, 11 months ago at Mar 20 0:23
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This film is perhaps best known for Faye Dunaway's over-the-top portrayal of Joan Crawford with the fact it would go on to ruin her career and what was intended to be an Oscar-caliber biopic turned instead into a Razzie-winning camp classic. And yet, I liked this film quite a bit. Many scenes that would go on in infamy like "No wire hangers!", "Bring me the axe Tina!" and Crawford strangling Chris... read more

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Based on one of the most controversial memoirs of all time, Mommie Dearest is based on the relationship between Academy Award-winning Hollywood actress Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) and her adopted daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid). Both the movie and the book expose the mother as an alcoholic domineering control freak whose film career is hanging on a loose thread. Without going too much into det... read more
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It is 1939, Joan Crawford is one of Hollywood's biggest stars. But she tells boyfriend lawyer Greg Savitt that she isn't content living in her Brentwood mansion with just her devoted secretary Carol Ann and housekeeper Helga. Greg arranges for Joan to adopt a baby girl. Joan names her Christina and promises "to give her all the things I never had." But Joan is obsessed with perfection, and Christina finds it impossible to live up to her mother's standards. Written by alfiehitchie
Release date: 25 September 1981
UPC: 097360126341
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“Based on one of the most controversial memoirs of all time, Mommie Dearest is based on the relationship between Academy Award-winning Hollywood actress Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) and her adopted daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid). Both the movie and the book expose the mother as an alcoholic domineering control freak whose film career is hanging on a loose thread. Without going too much into detail about which parts are fabricated or otherwise, I believe that Mommie Dearest needed to be more about Christina than her mother, trekking deeper through her psychosis and emotional struggle. Frank Perry could have had Christina in her apartment writing the story and giving visual context to her childhood trauma to the viewers. Instead, the movie plays like a traditional biopic that shows events” read more

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