About the film
biography sociopath lawyer mansion docudrama perfection adopted child ax
Release Date: September 18, 1981
|Slogan||:||«The meanest mother of them all»|
|Writers||:||Robert Getchell, Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner|
In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford 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 becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.