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Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

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Erin Lee Carr
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Arnott Jim Arnott ... Himself - Sheriff
David Blanchard David Blanchard ... Himself - Gypsy's Neighbor (archive footage)
Dee Dee Blanchard Dee Dee Blanchard ... Herself (archive footage)
Gypsy Rose Blanchard Gypsy Rose Blanchard ... Herself
Kristy Blanchard Kristy Blanchard ... Herself - Gypsy's Stepmother
Rod Blanchard Rod Blanchard ... Himself - Gypsy's Father
Michelle Dean Michelle Dean ... Herself - Freelance Journalist
Marc Feldman Marc Feldman ... Himself - Munchausen Expert
Bernard Flatersten Bernard Flatersten ... Himself - Pediatric Neurologist
Nicholas Godejohn Nicholas Godejohn ... Himself - Gypsy's Boyfriend (archive footage)
Charles Goldhammer Charles Goldhammer ... Himself - Nick's Stepfather (archive footage)
Stephanie Goldhammer Stephanie Goldhammer ... Herself - Nick's Mother (archive footage)
Calvin Holden Calvin Holden ... Himself - Judge (archive footage)
Linda Ong Linda Ong ... Herself - Reporter
Dan Patterson Dan Patterson ... Himself - Prosecutor
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

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abusive mother | See All (1) »

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In this family, every illness was a lie - except the mother's.

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Documentary | Crime

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TV-MA

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anya gyilkos kincse See more »

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HBO Documentary Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

DeeDee named her daughter Gypsy Rose, but had never heard of the famous Gypsy Rose Lee (actress, burlesque dancer, basis for the stage play "Gypsy"). See more »

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References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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Amazing and Sad
21 May 2017 | by wrdsmthSee all my reviews

Documentaries, when done well, are like great theater. Count "Mommy Dead and Dearest" among one of the best ever made. It also doesn't hurt that the filmmakers have an unbelievable fascinating story to work with.

"Gypsy Rose" sounds like a name for the title character in some form of art. But the story of her life is a tale best left for nightmares.

Just when you think that there is nothing else that could horrify or surprise you, along comes a story that turns that on its head.

It is going to take me a lifetime to forget what I just watched. I also now have a new added skepticism of or society, legal and justice system- all of which dropped the ball here.

Sometimes the worse solution may end up being the only solution.


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