Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

DVD - 2012
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An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce.
Publisher: [United States] : Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, c2012
ISBN: 9780780682085
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 344 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 16, 2019

An excellent example of how a miniseries can do a far better job of character and story development than your standard feature-length film. Brilliant performances all round, a plot full of twists but utterly convincing, a film in which to immerse yourself and watch several times to appreciate its craft.

Sep 03, 2018

Couldn’t get into it.

Sep 02, 2018

Enjoyable renewal of the book adaptation. Kate Winslet is excellent as the struggling but successful business woman, a mother of a spoiled daughter, a sexy lover. There are some slow parts.

ArapahoeKati Jun 22, 2017

I've watched this series twice--Kate Winslet immerses herself in this role and it is incredible to watch. One of my favorite HBO miniseries of all time.

Nov 18, 2016

Boring. The characters did not grab me in any way. Mildred is completely unconvincing. I quit after the first episode, just not interested in learning what happens to these people.

Nov 03, 2016

I'd seen this when it first came out on HBO. AFter reading one book by Cain my interest was up as to how I might view the series now. Guy Pearce plays a smart arse jerk so well. Hardly recognized Mare Winningham till the end. Winslet is always good. Mildred was a multifaceted character, often admired, often disliked, always driven. I can't compare it to the book - I won't be reading it. What spoiled rotten child.

Jul 12, 2016

I enjoyed this series. The sets and period pieces were wonderful. I loved some of the kitchen stoves shown. How very hard it must have been to be a single parent in a time period when women were expected to be married and considered loose if they were in the same circumstances as Mildred. I admired her independence and drive but thought she was a disfunctional parent. Her obsession with Veda and complete dominance by Veda's whims, rudeness and very bad behaviour showed her poor parenting. Mildred was a smart business woman but had very poor judgment in men. Luckily the ending showed some good choices.

May 19, 2016

This is a wonderful movie. I can
relate to the independence she fought for and the problems of a single mother with strong willed children. Kate was great and well deserving of the awards she received. I wanted to see more.

Apr 23, 2016

Not the hard driven book that Cain wrote. It's hard to go back to those times and be convincing.

Sep 19, 2015

Slack & overblown. Like the photography, the production invariably avoids sweat and pain, and lands on the pretty and superficial, .. .... SO much padding.. . . endless shots of people walking, driving, . . awkward dialogue, both as written and as delivered, . . .Winslett conveys no drive, no toughness, no trace of working class background; Guy Pearce, from the reverse angle: fails to express Monty's corrupt entitlement.....This should have been an indictment of today's America; instead it settles for being just a tinted postcard from the past.

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May 25, 2014

Bert Pierce (pouring shots, after Mildred has told Veda to leave and not come back for the last time): "...We've got each other... haven't we? ...Let's get stinko." Mildred Pierce: "Yes. ...Let's get stinko."


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