Mommie Dearest

Movie • 1981 • Drama  

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In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behavior towards her daughter Christina becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.
This movie contains 13 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
One scene makes reference to MGM’s infamous practice of offering starlets to “entertain” bankers in exchange for investing in the studio
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is there bestiality?
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Abuse
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
Joan repeatedly physically abuses Christina and even chokes her at one point. An argument between Joan and “Uncle Greg” gets physical
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
The entire movie is about Joan Crawford's (alleged) emotional, verbal and physical abuse of her daughter Christina. This abuse is portrayed in brutal, unflinching detail. It is very unpleasant to watch
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
Joan is frequently drunk
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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lecockege
around 51:48 there's a close up of a stake
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Bodily Harm
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
In one of the film’s most disturbing scenes, Joan cuts off her daughter’s hair in a fit of rage
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
When Joan chokes Christina
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
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ChrisSunHwa
Technically, many of the "orphans" were taken without the consent of their parents, but this is not mentioned in the film.
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Does a parent die?
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
Joan dies at the end
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
A (harmless) clown appears at a child’s birthday party
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
Joan and “Uncle Greg” share a shower together
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Gross
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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thaywth
Sounds of hitting a child may be intense for some
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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thaywth
Mother is overly fixated on her beauty and fame, which trickles down to her daughter
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
Christopher and Christina are left out of their mother’s will
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
One scene shows Joan covered with bloody cuts
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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