Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest

child abuse adoption biography sociopath lawyer hollywood mansion docudrama perfection mother daughter estrangement adopted child mother daughter relationship ax controlling parent

Mommie Dearest

Release Date: September 18, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «The meanest mother of them all...»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Paramount, The Irwin Yablans Company
Director    :   Frank Perry
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, Neil A. Machlis, Neil A. Machlis, Nancy Klopper, Irwin Yablans, Terry O'Neill, David Koontz
Writers    :   Robert Getchell, Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Christina Crawford
RunTime    :   128 mins.
Budget    :   19032261
Revenue    :   5000000

Renowned actress Joan Crawford, at the height of her career, adopts two orphans — Christina and Christopher — to fill the lonely gap in her personal life. However, as her professional and romantic relationships sour, Joan's already callous and abusive behavior towards Christina intensifies. Christina leaves home to pursue an acting path of her own, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.

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