roger ebert was wrong


he complained about mommie dearest 1981 "What's the point of watching this "

same critic loved at close range (1986) and sin city (2005)

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I suppose the point of watching it is to laugh at a silly caricature of Joan Crawford that bears little resemblance to the actual person.

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Was that observation made by people that knew her well?

I'm not doubting you, but I remember watching the movie, and thinking, 'Well, she is an actress, which means she's probably a vicious narcissist or worse, so I can see her carrying her dramatic and histrionic antics deep into her personal life.'.

Thinking it plausible, it is reasonable to me that Faye wasn't over-acting.

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A lot of people who knew Joan Crawford say the character didn't resemble her much. Apparently Christina wrote the book as revenge for being cut out of the will, Which unlike in the movie, she was fully aware of before her mother died.

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