Mildred Pierce (2011)

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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

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 Mildred Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Bert Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Ida Corwin (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Letty (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Pierce (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Anna (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Archie (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Veda Pierce (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Arline (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Radio Announcer (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Floyd (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Ray Pierce (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Pancho (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Sigrid (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Kramer (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Hans (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Veda Pierce (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Man with a Cap (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Turner (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Carlo Treviso (2 episodes, 2011)
Kenneth Jennings ...
 Small Man (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Houseman (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Newsboy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Cashier (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starched Collar Man (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mo Levinson / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starched Collar Man (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Table Two Woman (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Rossi (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Waitress Annette (2 episodes, 2011)
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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 HBO Publicity

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Having It All Would Cost Her Everything.

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I prefer the 1945 film noir starring Joan Crawford over this one
12 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the performances of Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce and Evan Racel Wood were all top notch in this 2011 remake, I preferred the original 1945 film. I just found the updated version to be too long. And it really didn't explain things as well as the 1945 version, such as the real reason why Mr. Pierce left his family. I know they make it seem like it was because he had another woman. But in the 1945 movie, it explained why he sought companionship with another woman. He was getting into a lot of arguments with Mrs. Pierce spoiling their daughters--especially Veda. And that's another thing too. In the 2011 version, it really didn't explain why Veda was a spoiled brat. But in the 1945 version, Mrs. Pierce said that she wanted to give the best things for her daughters. Anyway, another reason I liked the 1945 version more was because it had more style. I liked the film-noirness of it. I found the 2011 version to be all so typical and common. Nothing special. I don't know why they even bothered remaking this movie since the original was so much better. 5/10


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