Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »
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Frances Farmer, a precocious Seattle teenager, takes unpopular social and political positions, to the mixed reactions of her parents. Frances becomes an actress and has some strong success in New York, but her refusal to bend her convictions and her outspoken (but sometimes naive) political expressiveness cause her difficulties, especially after she accepts a Hollywood contract. Torn between new-found success and intense feelings that she does not deserve the riches and fame she gains from the phoniness of Hollywood, Frances butts heads with studio executives and with her own mother, who revels in Frances's fame but provides Frances no emotional support. When drunken fights and arrests derail her career, Frances is sent to a psychiatric hospital with the acquiescence of her mother. What follows is a nightmare of poor treatment and psychological trauma, augmented by the increasing determination of Frances's mother to control her daughter's life.Written by
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This film's opening prologue states: "This film is based on the true life story of Frances Farmer". See more »
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When you get well, you're going to thank me.
No, you are not talking now! You listen. Now you can send me away and pretend I'm crazy and you can pretend I'm still your little girl who can't take care of herself. But Lillian, there is one thing that you cannot pretend any more and that is that I love you. Because I don't. I can't. Not after what you've done to me. Because I am still me. I've been trying real hard all this time to be me. And you, little sister - you haven't been any help at all.
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riveting but very tought to watch-amazing performance from Jessica.
I saw this a very long time ago. Francess has got to be one of the bleakest, most difficult to watch films I've ever seen yet it's an absolutely incredibly done picture from start to finish. This is a film that is almost guaranteed to disturb-I saw it so long ago I can't really remember it scene by scene. However, what I CAN remember is how disturbed I felt when it was over. It's pretty tough to watch yet incredibly well acted and poignant. I doubt I could view this again but as far as the movie itself goes, it's intense, unpleasant in MANY scenes, overwhelming and highly charged as well as featuring topnotch acting and being incredibly welldone. As mentioned, it's difficult in many scenes, but a must see for film buffs who can handle the intensity.
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