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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Series cast summary:
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 Mildred Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Bert Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Lucy Gessler (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Wally Burgan (5 episodes, 2011)
Murphy Guyer ...
 Mr. 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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 Monty Beragon (5 episodes, 2011)
Diane Kagan ...
 Mrs. Pierce (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Anna (4 episodes, 2011)
Christopher Koron ...
 Archie (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Veda Pierce (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Arline (3 episodes, 2011)
Hope Davis ...
 Mrs. Forrester (3 episodes, 2011)
Robb Webb ...
 Radio Announcer (3 episodes, 2011)
Margaret Hall ...
 Mrs. Floyd (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Ray Pierce (3 episodes, 2011)
Erwin Falcon ...
 Pancho (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Sigrid (3 episodes, 2011)
Laura Esterman ...
 Mrs. Kramer (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Hans (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Veda Pierce (2 episodes, 2011)
Evan Thompson ...
 Man with a Cap (2 episodes, 2011)
Brenda Wehle ...
 Mrs. Turner (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Carlo Treviso (2 episodes, 2011)
Kenneth Jennings ...
 Small Man (2 episodes, 2011)
Todd Aubrey Davis ...
 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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 Table Two Woman (2 episodes, 2011)
Annette Arnold ...
 Waitress Annette (2 episodes, 2011)
Laura Rosenthal ...
 Waitress Doris (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Chris (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Waitress Darlene (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Woman 1 (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Woman 2 (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Rand (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Rice (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Young Mother (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Businessman (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Customer (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Shirley (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Nurse 1 (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Gale (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Nurse 2 (2 episodes, 2011)
Max Brand ...
 Orderly (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Collins (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Maggie Biederhof (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Pilcz ...
 Tommy (2 episodes, 2011)
Leslie Lyles ...
 Mrs. Jaeckel (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Levinson (2 episodes, 2011)
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Storyline

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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Wonderful!
11 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the remake to be quite excellent. The acting was awesome! The stars were definitely (and rightly) Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood as well as the young actress who played Veda Pierce as an 11-13 year old. I could literally feel what Kate Winslet was emoting on screen. Without giving anything away (or at least too much), both actresses who played Veda brought out such strong reaction in me! Excellent job!

I had seen the original version with Joan Crawford and thought it excellent, however I think I prefer this remake now that I've seen all as it's less soapy dramatics and truer to the book. I'm probably going to watch it again!


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