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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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Evan Rachel Wood is 12 years younger than Kate Winslet, who plays her mother. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.54 (2012) See more »

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Visually perfect.
6 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Never saw the Joan Crawford version, so I can't compare, but visually, this film is flawless. The colors, the props, the costumes, the HATS, the makeup. Evan Rachel Wood is probably a little too skinny for a woman of that era, but other than that - visually perfect.

Emotionally exhausting (in a good way). Kate Winslet must have been worn out by the end of this film. She was amazing. I can't even imagine working that hard. Beautiful and amazing.

I fast forwarded through maybe 2 moments that were a little long but not because they lacked emotion - every moment was pretty dang perfect - but because I am short on time.

What a great piece of directing, what great acting - Melissa Leo sounded like she had been lifted from the era - her phrasing was flawless - reminded me of how my grandmother used to talk.

Everyone who likes period drama should see this film.


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