Mommie Dearest Poster

Release Date: March 31st, 2003

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2001

PG|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behavior towards her daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid) becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.

Cast: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Howard Da Silva, Mara Hobel, Rutanya Alda, Harry Goz, Michael Edwards, Jocelyn Brando

Director: Frank Perry

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, 1930s, Intense, 1950s, Growing up, Fall, Dark, 1960s, Los Angeles, Melodramatic, Rivalry, 1940s, Revenge