Mommie Dearest


Fox Theatre Fri, May 26, 2023 9:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1981
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:Frank Perry
STARRING:Faye Dunaway
Diana Scarwid
Steve Forrest
Howard Da Silva
Mara Hobel


This month we're celebrating movie moms who are so incredibly bad they're good! Hide your wire hangers, because the mother of all camp classics is finishing up the series!

Based on Christina Crawford's scandalous tell-all best seller, this mother of all camp classics tells the story of screen legend Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) who's desperate to be a mother but is unable to bear children.

Upon adopting Christina (Diana Scarwid), Joan is determined not to spoil a child raised amid the trappings of Hollywood, and her treatment of her daughter grows increasingly antagonistic - exacerbated by Joan's own career being in decline.

Initially a box office disappointment, "Mommie Dearest" has since become a classic thanks to the over-the-top performances and a screenplay that regularly veers into the bizarre. Winner of 5 Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress!

 "Now Tina, bring me the axe…"