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 ...
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
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
I am not sure we occupy the same planet. This is some of the most obtuse, boring and stupid television/film I have ever seen. Kate Winslet is awful as is almost all of the cast. The father did not entirely make me shift in my seat in embarrassment. The pointlessness of this undertaking is maddening. Truly a waste of time. I mean, am I or is one supposed to give the people a leg up because they went to the trouble? The art department is trite. Find a mansion and throw some curtains up and the wardrobe is period shtick. Ed Lachman, the DP, did a fine job, however. He always does. BTW, ditto on Boardwalk Empire. They are both the emperor's new clothes. Shame on HBO.
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