Mommie Dearest Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Mommie Dearest the Movie

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Film based on Christina Crawford's memoirs of her incredibly abusive and violent childhood at the hands of her adoptive mother, actress Joan Crawford. The story is controversial and sometimes trashy, but fairly well done nevertheless. However, it is also so campy and the immortal Crawford/Dunaway screech "No wire hangers--ever!" became so associated with Dunaway's over-the-top performance that it was thought by some to have damaged the actress's career.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 129 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Child Abuse, Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Price of Fame, Showbiz Dramas, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Monster Moms, Childhood Visions, Biopics: Showbiz, L.A.
Frank Perry, Robert Getchell, Frank Yablans
Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Mara Hobel, Rutanya Alda, Harry Goz, Howard da Silva
Paul Lohmann
Frank Perry
Henry Mancini
Paramount Pictures, Frank Yablans


Golden Raspberries 1981: Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Dunaway), Worst Support. Actor (Forrest), Worst Support. Actress (Scarwid), Worst Screenplay.

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