Mommie Dearest

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Plot summary

The story of Joan Crawford as told by her adopted daughter Christina Crawford, based on chilling events from her novel "Mommie Dearest".In the 1940's Joan Crawford was an acomplished actress refered to as "Hollywood Royalty". Later on, her career starts to slip and in order to gain good publicity she adopts a baby girl and names her Christina. Obviously not cut out for motherhood but more for fame, Joan adopts another child and names him Christopher. This story portrays Joan Crawford as a selfish, alcoholic, child abusing train wreck which made the "no wire hangers!" phrase famous.

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Quotes

Joan Crawford: Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to? Why can't you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?
Christina Crawford: Because I am not one of your fans!

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Mistakes

When Mommie is cutting Christina's hair it keeps on changing from long to short several times.

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Trivia

During the rosebush/tree chopping scene, Faye Dunaway is chopping the tree, except when you see the close up. During the close up (when the tree falls), it is actually the films director Frank Perry chopping the tree.

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