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Mildred Pierce 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (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:
...  Mildred Pierce 5 episodes, 2011
...  Bert Pierce 5 episodes, 2011
...  Lucy Gessler 5 episodes, 2011
...  Wally Burgan 5 episodes, 2011
...  Ida Corwin 5 episodes, 2011
...  Letty 5 episodes, 2011
Murphy Guyer ...  Mr. Pierce 5 episodes, 2011
...  Monty Beragon 5 episodes, 2011
Diane Kagan ...  Mrs. Pierce 4 episodes, 2011
Christopher Koron ...  Archie 4 episodes, 2011
...  Veda Pierce 4 episodes, 2011
...  Arline 3 episodes, 2011
...  Mrs. Forrester 3 episodes, 2011
...  Anna 3 episodes, 2011
Robb Webb ...  Radio Announcer 3 episodes, 2011
Margaret Hall ...  Mrs. Floyd 3 episodes, 2011
...  Ray Pierce 3 episodes, 2011
Erwin Falcon ...  Pancho 3 episodes, 2011
...  Sigrid 3 episodes, 2011
Laura Esterman ...  Mrs. Kramer 3 episodes, 2011
Till Schauder ...  Hans 3 episodes, 2011
...  Veda Pierce 2 episodes, 2011
Evan Thompson ...  Man with a Cap 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mrs. Turner 2 episodes, 2011
...  Carlo Treviso 2 episodes, 2011
Kenneth Jennings ...  Small Man 2 episodes, 2011
Todd Aubrey Davis ...  Houseman 2 episodes, 2011
...  Newsboy 2 episodes, 2011
...  Cashier 2 episodes, 2011
...  Starched Collar Man 2 episodes, 2011
...  Starched Collar Man 2 episodes, 2011
...  Table Two Woman 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mr. Rossi 2 episodes, 2011
...  Table Two Woman 2 episodes, 2011
Annette Arnold ...  Waitress Annette 2 episodes, 2011
Laura Rosenthal ...  Waitress Doris 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mr. Chris 2 episodes, 2011
...  Waitress Darlene 2 episodes, 2011
...  Woman 1 2 episodes, 2011
...  Woman 2 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mr. Rand 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mr. Rice 2 episodes, 2011
Mary Bacon ...  Young Mother 2 episodes, 2011
Bob McClure ...  Businessman 2 episodes, 2011
...  Customer 2 episodes, 2011
...  Shirley 2 episodes, 2011
...  Nurse 1 2 episodes, 2011
...  Dr. Gale 2 episodes, 2011
...  Nurse 2 2 episodes, 2011
...  Orderly 2 episodes, 2011
...  Dr. Collins 2 episodes, 2011
...  Maggie Biederhof 2 episodes, 2011
...  Tommy 2 episodes, 2011
Leslie Lyles ...  Mrs. Jaeckel 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mrs. Levinson 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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27 March 2011 (USA)  »

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The story takes place in Los Angeles, but was shot in New York, and because of an unusually chilly spring, palm trees on the set had to be kept from wilting by being heated in a greenhouse. See more »

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Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) See more »

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Like watching paint dry slowly and painfully
11 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I tried, I really tried to hang in there and watch all the way. Being a big fan of the original Mildred Pierce, and excited to watch the way southern California of the 30's would be depicted, I was excited to see how the re-make would be turned into a series.

From the very beginning, it fell flat. Kate Winslett is a big star and a great actress, but she doesn't carry this role. Her co-stars fare no better.

The pacing of the movie was painfully slow and drawn out. I felt like I was watching a soap opera from the 1950's.

About the only thing redeeming is the depiction of Glendale and the southern California coastline in the "old days". Other than that, this is a series that should have never lasted more than two hours total. Not recommended.


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