Mommie Dearest
Release: September 18, 1981
Release: September 18, 1981

Based on the book about Joan Crawford, one of the great Hollywood actresses of our time, written by her adopted daughter Christina Crawford. Joan decides to adopt children of her own to fill a void in her life. Yet, her problems with alcohol, men, and the pressures of show business get in the way of her personal life, turning her into a mentally abusive wreck seen through the eyes of Christina and her brother Christopher, who unwillingly bare the burden of life that was unseen behind the closed doors of "The Most Beautiful House in Brentwood." "Winner" of five Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress - Faye Dunaway (Tied with Bo Derek in "Tarzan, the Ape Man"), Worst Supporting Actor - Steve Forrest, Worst Supporting Actress - Diana Scarwid and Worst Screenplay.

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Quotes
Joan: "DON'T F*** WITH ME, FELLAS! This ain't my first time at the rodeo!"
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christina: "Jesus Christ -christina"
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Joan Crawford: "You love to make me hit you! -Joan Crawford"
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Joan Crawford: "No... wire...hangers! What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you: No. Wire. Hangers. EVER?!"
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Christina: "Don't you act for me. I wanna know: why did you adopt me? -Christina"
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Joan Crawford: "Why must EVERYTHING be a CONTEST? -Joan Crawford"
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Joan Crawford: "Ah, but nobody ever said life was fair, Tina. I'm bigger and I'm faster. I will always beat you. -Joan Crawford"
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Joan Crawford: "I'd rather you go bald to school than looking like a tramp. -Joan Crawford"
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Joan Crawford: "I would rather be here with you than anywhere else in the world. You, all of you here and everywhere, gave me this award tonight. And I accept it from you and only you. I love all of you. Now please forgive me, good night. -Joan Crawford"
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Christina Crawford: "Because I am NOT one of your fans. -Christina Crawford"
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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? - Joan Crawford"
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Joan Crawford: "Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall and put a window where it OUGHT to be. -Joan Crawford"
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Comments
11 years, 6 months ago
love this movie. was she really that serious about wire hangers? i thought that was in back then. ( ha ha ha) good movie.
    12 years, 6 months ago
    The mother in this movie should be shot like that guy in "Robocop" for that hateful attitude of hers. :P
      12 years, 10 months ago
      this movie sucks I've seen it
        13 years ago
        NO WIRE HANGERS EVER!!!!! LOL I love this movie got the dvd has nice features on it
          13 years, 1 month ago
          I hate this movie with a passion. I actually watch it as a kid with my grandmother and it scared the hell out of me to see a mother behave like that.
            13 years, 7 months ago
            No more wire hangers!!
              14 years ago
              I never cared for Joan Crawford,I prefer her arch rival Bette Davis.The part about the wire hangers is classic;"No more Wire Hangers"!
                14 years, 11 months ago
                Yeah. Christina Crawford and her brother, Christopher could have and should have been raised better.

                To those who love this movie and adore it, shame on them!
                  15 years, 1 month ago
                  That's good. You're not missing anything, Roadgeek.

                  Now these days whenever I see the DVD of this awful movie on display, I place it upsidedown. That's the way I protest on this movie or any other movie I hate with all my guts.
                    15 years, 3 months ago
                    I do not like drama movies, especially this one. I don't plan on seeing it.
                      15 years, 3 months ago
                      You don't want to see this film, carsonsmith.

                      If you don't like drama movies that show scenes of child abuse of any kind, than I would ask you and those who have heard of this movie very politly not to see this film. I wasted three hours of my life watching this film and I regretted watching it.
                        15 years, 10 months ago
                        To me, the movie of "Mommie Dearest" is, was, and will always be a waste of time.

                        I'd rather watch "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" over this based on true story movie. Because Judy Garland never abused any of her children like Joan Crawford did to her daughter Christina and her son Christopher. Judy Garland has my respect in both life and death. Joan Crawford? She will never have my respect in either life or death!
                          15 years, 11 months ago
                          This movie is a true story, but it exempts the twins that she later adopted, and the movie exempts the things that happened to Christopher. The book tells all, but the movie is still really good!
                            16 years ago
                            No more wire hangers, ever. >:(
                              16 years, 2 months ago
                              I saw this movie and it was disturbing to me. Maybe Fay Dunaway got an acadamy award for best actress. But the movie itself disturbs me.

                              I mean who would dare to cut there little daughters long hair and make it short?! Or who would hit there little daughter with wire hangers?! Or who would abuse there little daughter period!?!

                              Sorry. But I get mad when I think of Joan Crawford and this disturbing movie.
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