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Stella (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2 February 1990 (USA)
Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...... See full summary »

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Ed Munn
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Janice Morrison
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Mrs. Wilkerson
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Debbie Whitman
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Jim Uptegrove
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Pat Robbins
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Bob Morrison
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Jenny (age 3)
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Jenny (age 8)
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Willie Rosario ...
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Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...ending in an selfless, unforgettable sacrifice. Written by Jennifer Valley

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Drama | Romance

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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe Stella  »

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$20,240,128 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Bette Midler's co-star Linda Hart, was one of the Harlettes back in the 1970s with Midler See more »

Goofs

When Ed leaves Stella's in a huff on Christmas Eve, he slams the front door and the wreath falls off. However, when Stella says goodbye to Jenny, the wreath is hanging up again. See more »

Connections

References Rachel, Rachel (1968) See more »

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Fashion By Passion
Written by Rick Chadock and Dennis Dries
Performed by White Sister
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Ill-conceived remake
25 December 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I have to confess that I have never seen the 1937 movie "Stella Dallas", which this movie is a remake of. However, after seeing this remake, I'm willing to accept the reports that the original movie is a lot better than this remake. There are a lot of things in this remake that while I can believe would work in a 1937 environment, seem very outdated seen today, or even back in 1990 when the movie was first released, such as the no longer shocking subject of single motherhood. But the dated story elements are just one problem with this movie. Though the movie runs 109 minutes, there are big sections of the movie where things seem very rushed and incomplete; I could not get a real feeling of the bond between mother and daughter, mother and her best male friend (played by John Goodman), or any other relationship. The movie feels like a cinematic Cliff's Note telling of what might have worked in a miniseries. The movie is well acted, I guess, but great performances never manage to hide story and character flaws in a screenplay.


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