Joan Crawford's Daughter Christina On 'Surviving Mommie Dearest'
“It did not portray the essence of my book, and it changed the point of view. My book is told from the point of view of a young person who is trying to get through trauma, while the movie ... Joan Crawford, inspired “Surviving Mommie Dearest.”
Precious: A bad "Mommy Dearest" rip-off
There are several scenes where her mother, played by Mo'Nique, severely beats her. But don't worry about getting depressed. The scenes are way overdone and very reminiscent of Mommy Dearest. There are some characters who help save precious. One is a ...
Under George Cukor's direction, she still found a way to make the scheming Crystal human -- although we're supposed to root against ... then published the horrific memoir "Mommie Dearest" -- and it was followed by a high-camp movie starring Faye Dunaway ...
'Mommie Dearest' for the TV age
There's nothing like a TV movie ... is played by Jonathan Jackson; lying in bed post-coital with a flight attendant Sante has procured for him, he says of his mother: "It's like she knows me better than I know myself." From this, I suppose, you can glean ...
Interview: Catherine Lanigan, author of 'Heart's Desire'
All the people who were supposed to babysit me (which is what it really was ... the film and was already on the bestseller lists the first week. By the time the movie opened, we were No. 1. I did go on book tour, but as it turned out, all the media ...