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If You Could be Adopted by a Mother in the Movies, Who Would It Be?

10 May 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

My mother would have preferred a mother more like Beulah Bondi in "It’s a Wonderful Life." My daughters would have preferred a mother more like Susan Sarandon in "Little Women" or Natasha Richardson in "The Parent Trap." Much as I love Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas" and Claudia McNeil in "Raisin in the Sun," I would have preferred a mother more like Frances McDormand in "Almost Famous" or like Marcia Gay Harden in "Whip It" than the one I had and loved and was more like Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ "Mother." I’ve been reading Richard Corliss’ "Mom in the Movies,"  a sprightly survey of cinemamas, as though it were a catalogue of mail-order moms.  Read more here. »

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