Frances Movie Review 1982

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The tragic story of Frances Farmer, the beautiful and talented screen actress of the '30s and early '40s, who was driven to a mental breakdown by bad luck, drug and alcohol abuse, a neurotic, domineering mother, despicable mental health care, and her own stubbornness. After being in and out of mental hospitals, she is finally reduced to a shadow by a lobotomy. Not nearly as bleak as it sounds, this film works because Lange understands this character from the inside out, and never lets her become melodramatic or weak.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 134 minutes.

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True Stories, Biopics: Showbiz, Sanity Check, Price of Fame, On the Rocks, Showbiz Dramas
Christopher DeVore, Nicholas Kazan, Eric Bergren
Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Jeffrey DeMunn, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Chris Pennock, John Randolph, Lane Smith
Laszlo Kovacs
Graeme Clifford
John Barry
Mark Huffam

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