The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Mommie Dearest (1981)

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mv5bmtczmdi5ndewnl5bml5banbnxkftztcwntc4nzizmq-_v1_uy1200_cr11006301200_al_Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Mommie Dearest from 1981.  Is it a camp classic or a terror filled descent into madness?

Is it a movie about Joan Crawford? Is it a movie about Cindy Crawford?  Can anyone match Faye Dunaway’s performance?  Can Faye Dunaway keep that performance level for the entire movie?  Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

WARNING!  This podcast contains descriptions and discussion of child abuse scenes from this movie.  If you are distressed by discussions of child abuse then please check out another of our fine Redeeming Features casts.

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Want to know more about Mommie Dearest?

Mommie Dearest on IMDB

Mommie Dearest Trailer


**Fine print**

Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland