Mildred brings a sample of her pies into the diner and they're a big hit with the customers. Soon she gets an order for 35 pies a week and the orders start to pile up from other restaurants as well. ...
After her youngest daughter's funeral, Mildred concentrates on opening her new restaurant. Opening night is a smashing success and even Veda seems to approve. It's all a little too busy for a first ...
Glendale, California, 1931: Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, is left a "grass widow" after throwing her husband, Bert, out of the house. Forced to hunt for work to support herself and her two young daughters, 11-year-old Veda and seven-year-old Ray, Mildred visits an employment agency, only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her. Amidst her job search, she receives dating advice from her friend and neighbor, Lucy Gessler, and begins an unexpected affair with an ex-business partner of her husband's, Wally Burgan. When Mildred receives a call from the agency regarding an opening as a housekeeper to a wealthy socialite, she reluctantly agrees to meet with her. After cutting the acerbic interview short, Mildred seeks refuge at a local diner, Cristofor's Café, where fate, and a waitress named Ida, will play a role in shaping her future. Written by
Director and screenwriter Todd Haynes decided that every scene should be from Mildred's perspective, and so required Kate Winslet to be in every single scene of the five hour miniseries. Winslet has publicly stated that this was her hardest shoot (around 18 weeks on set) since Titanic (1997). See more »
An excellent drama. 5 episodes. Period detail flawless and captivating in its accuracy. An absorbing tale very well acted by a great ensemble cast who were all flawlessly placed by casting. I was sold on the first 4 episodes and couldn't wait to see the conclusion. Wow! Our lass from "Readin for beddin" was utterly brilliant. Miss Wood showed how very gifted she is as an actress. The two girls had three major scenes together and they were incredibly good, nay quite brilliant. Huge talents, seriously gifted performers. Speechless. Congratulations to everyone, Mr.Haynes well done. I am a bloke so I must admit to being huge fans of both actresses. It easy to fancy some girl on the screen I suppose, but that's not the thing here. A wonderful cast all around. Well done everyone. Well done Mr.Haynes bringing this cast together and thank you for the magic.
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