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Mommie Dearest

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The story of Joan Crawford's public/private lives, her alcoholism and child abuse, as seen by her adopted daughter.
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures ; produced by Frank Yablans ; directed by Frank Perry
Title: Mommie dearest
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Video, 2001
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the book by Christina Crawford
Original production: c1981
Includes special features
Credits: Music by Henry Mancini.
Performers: Faye Dunaway, Steve Forrest, Diana Scarwid ... [et al.]
Summary: The story of Joan Crawford's public/private lives, her alcoholism and child abuse, as seen by her adopted daughter.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977 Drama Motion picture actors and actresses California Los Angeles Drama Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Motion picture actors and actresses
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 01263
ISBN: 0792172825
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.9 M
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May 28, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

May 12, 2014
  • LaEstrella rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Oct 22, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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 is just for the line "No wire hangers ever!"

Jul 26, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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)

Nov 03, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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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Jul 26, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

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