Mommie Dearest

Mommie Dearest

DVD - 2001
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The story of movie star Joan Crawford's struggles for her career and the torments of her private life.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792172826
0792172825
Branch Call Number: DVD MOM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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alfredfrenzel
Feb 19, 2020

john waters commentary track

LPL_SarahM Jan 15, 2019

Commentary by John Waters. Need I say more?

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elizabeth88_1
Mar 14, 2017

I've never seen it, and I don't intend to! Christine was just bitching and moaning about being cut out of her mom's will!

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saradawnc
Aug 10, 2015

Complete trash. Besides the fact that it is a portrayal of a woman completely different to how Joan Crawford really was, it was over exaggerated for more profit. Christina admitted the famous "No more wire-hangers!!" bit never happened, as well as the night raid with the axe and rose bush. Joan's other children Christopher, Cathy, and Cindy hated the film.

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mjayh
Jun 27, 2015

Famous for being one of the best, terribly bad movies, it almost has to be seen to be disbelieved.

d2013 May 28, 2014

Scary Mommie indeed! Joan Crawford was a good actress but a tormented soul in real life. Faye Dunaway gives a powerful performance. Loved the sets, costumes and music.

LaEstrella May 12, 2014

She's so horrible but this movie is so great! Great performance by Faye Dunaway as "Mommie Dearest" one of the worst mom's anyone can ask for!

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lukasevansherman
Oct 22, 2013

Winner of 5 Razzie Awards, a camp classic (it has a large gay following) and basically disowned by star Faye Dunaway, you kinda have to see this. Dunaway goes full tilt as actress Joan Crawford, who is a monster to her adopted daughter. There is plenty of high camp, but, Dunaway aside, the acting is dull and the direction plodding. Worth it just for the line "No wire hangers ever!"

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Monolith
Jul 26, 2013

It was just that Christina Crawford sold millions of copies of her book in the '80s, plus this movie deal, after her train-wreck Mommie Dearest cut her and her brother out of her will. However, Christina apparently wasn't pleased with Dunaway's over-the-top performance, and neither was Mommie. Dunaway is reportedly haunted by Joan Crawford's ghost, and she's mad as hell!! (lol)

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ManMachine
Nov 02, 2012

Horrorshow of all horrorshows._____ Released in 1981, Mommie Dearest is, without a doubt, a truly grotesque look behind the finely manicured facade of real-life actress Joan Crawford, one of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 1940s and 50s._____ Adapted for the screen from Christina Crawford's scandalous "tell-all" autobiography, Mommie Dearest is a very eye-opening tale, indeed. As Joan's adopted, and allegedly abused, daughter, Christina slams her foster-mother, but good._____ Actress Faye Dunaway plays Joan Crawford with such unblinking ferocity that, at times, she comes mighty close to turning her portrayal into a literal parody-from-hell._____ Dunaway's over-the-top performance has got to be seen to be believed. At every possible opportunity she chews up the scenery into literal shreds._____ Yep. Mommie Dearest is, indeed, a genuine Hollywood oddity. There's no doubt about that._____ It clearly shows the viewer what little respect Hollywood has for its dead.

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nickatnitel
Dec 02, 2018

Christina Crawford: "Yes, Mommie Dearest"

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nickatnitel
Dec 02, 2018

Joan Crawford: "Barbara Please"

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Monolith
Jul 26, 2013

Joan Crawford: "No... Wire... Hangers... EVER!!!"

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