This endlessly quotable cult-classic, based on Christina Crawford’s controversial best-selling tell-all novel, features a powerhouse performance by Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford—struggling for her career while battling the inner demons of her private life. While the public Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, behind-the-scenes is a private Crawford—the woman desperate to be a single-mother and trying to survive in a devastating industry that swallows careers thoughtlessly.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

50% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Mommie Dearest certainly doesn't lack for conviction, and neither does Faye Dunaway's legendary performance as a wire-wielding monster; unfortunately, the movie is too campy and undisciplined to transcend guilty pleasure.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Campy skewering of Hollywood star is both silly and sad.

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Studio
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC)
Additional

Danish (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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