Mommie Dearest PG

The meanest mother of them all
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Filmmaker John Waters
    • The Revival of Joan
    • How the sensational biography was brough to the screen
    • Life with Joan
    • The making of the film with exclusive behind-the-scenes stories
    • Joan Lives On
    • The film's cult following with John Waters and Joan Crawford Impersonator Lypsinka
    • Photo Gallery
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"No wire hangers, ever!"

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 43


User Ratings: 18,996
With its hysterical sessions of psychological (and occasionally physical) torment, the movie is so wretchedly written and flatly constructed that it's easy to regard as a misguided horror flick. Full Review
Christian Science Monitor
Dec 10, 2018
Mommie Dearest becomes a kind of homage to the monster herself -- the emotions are so splendid, the scenes so dramatic, the experiences so incandescent. Full Review
The Spectator
Jun 3, 2019
...Screen history....Dunaway does not chew scenery. [She] starts neatly at each corner of the set in every scene and swallows it whole, costars and all...
Sep 9, 1981
Director Frank Perry, who collaborated with three others (including producer Frank Yablans) on the script, gives it all a certain crazed conviction. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Oct 30, 2007
By all accounts, Miss Crawford had serious failings as a mother, but the film pounds so unrelentingly on her raging cruelty to her children -- and her equally offensive public sweetness -- that she emerges as a laughable caricature. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 6, 2010
The flaws aren't the story with this unusual film. The story is in the powerful, vivid and emotionally draining scenes of torment and conflict between a mother and daughter. Full Review
Boston Globe
Apr 27, 2018
Mara Hobel and Diana Scarwid are wonderful playing Christina the child and the adult... but it's Dunaway, greedily attacking her role, who proves most riveting. In this glossy, gaudy Hollywood kind of movie, she makes her very own kind of truth. Full Review
People Magazine
Dec 10, 2018

Product Description:

Based on the book by her adopted daughter Christina, MOMMIE DEAREST is the now-legendary tale of Hollywood superstar Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) and the lengths that she went to in order to maintain her public image. After several screen successes, Crawford's plan to stay on top in Tinseltown includes adopting two children, Christina and Christopher, whom she plans on spoiling with love and gifts. As her career flags and her lack of success in her relationships with men chip away at her constitution, Crawford's treatment of her children becomes more and more brutal. Though this domestic horror tale is so over-the-top it that it is often celebrated as high camp, Dunaway's performance remains nothing short of astounding.

Plot Synopsis:

The sensationalistic film biography of one of the silver screen's most infamous female stars, Joan Crawford. Based on a tell-all biography by Ms. Crawford's adopted daughter, this movie presents a subjective vision of life behind the closed doors of the Crawford household -- a view into the sordid personal life of a narcissistic and domineering mother who sadistically beat her "precious" little children.


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  • UPC: 032429273765
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