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  • Actors: Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce, Brian F. O'byrne, Melissa Leo
  • Directors: Todd Haynes
  • Producers: Christine Vachon
  • Format: NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: HBO
  • Release Date: Jan. 3 2012
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0041KKZHI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,976 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Mildred Pierce (DVD)

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"In Michael Curtiz's hands, James M. Cain's novel Mildred Pierce became a suburban noir, but Todd Haynes spins a more class-conscious tale in this HBO miniseries. The Depression is in effect when Mildred (Kate Winslet, ably filling Oscar-winner Joan Crawford's formidable shoes) breaks with her unfaithful husband, Bert (Brían F. O'Byrne), leaving the Glendale housewife to support her daughters as a waitress and part-time baker (cinematographer Ed Lachman brings her confections to delectable life). To keep up the middle-class façade, only neighbor Lucy (a fine Melissa Leo) knows about her blue-collar day job.

By protecting 11-year-old Veda (Morgan Turner) from the truth, however, Mildred encourages her snobbish tendencies, but then her pastry-making skills allow her to open a chain of restaurants with help from Lucy, feisty colleague Ida (Mare Winningham), and opportunistic realtor Wally (James LeGros, Safe), with whom she has a fling. That ends when she falls for playboy Monty (a dashing Guy Pearce), who takes a shine to Veda, at which point the girl becomes truly insufferable. The first time Mildred slaps her, it's hard not to suppress a cheer. The second time: Veda slaps her mother back. In 1937, when Mildred finally kicks her out (Evan Rachel Wood plays the teenaged Veda), you'll wonder why she didn't do it sooner.

Since 1941, audiences have debated Mildred's attempts to buy her daughter's love. Was Veda a bad seed or did slack parenting make her that way? In ditching the murder of the Curtiz film, Haynes and cowriter Jon Raymond (Meek's Cutoff) lend clarity to her motivations. Despite some awkward staging towards the end, Haynes directs with grace, and his cast rises to the occasion, particularly Winslet and O'Byrne. 'Sometimes,' Mildred tells Veda, 'I wonder if you have good sense.' The phrase applies equally well to her mother. --Kathleen C. Fennessy"

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By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 29 2012
Format: DVD
Mini-series are generally meant to stretch over several weeks and move the viewer along in a carefully orchestrated sequence of events that cover an unfolding drama. Miss one episode and you've lost the narrative. That is why I usually wait to view such productions when they are released in DVD format. There is nothing like following the fascinating roller-coaster life of Mildred Pierce at your own pace without the fear of missing a key turning point. Mildred is one of those eponymous female characters who can do everything a man can do but better. Her defining moment comes when she and her husband break up and she is left to fend for herself and her two daughters at the onset of the Great Depression. As a housewife she has always been dependent on him to be the breadwinner. Now she has to remake herself in a hurry or starve. This six-part series covers her negative and positive experiences as she re-invents herself into a successful businesswoman, with some help from a few admiring male friends. She quickly learns to keep her own counsels and take risks that amount to using her charm to get men to work for her while remaining independent. Along the way she will experience sorrow, betrayal, heartache and doubt. This series, though a bit racy in places, does a wonderful job in capturing the changing culture of southern California society over four decades, as children abandon the dreams of their parents to pursue their own. In the end, 'Mildred Pierce' underscores a very important truth that success usually comes for those who stay the course and don't get distracted or consumed by problems along the way. Once again, Kate Winslet is ideally suited to play the resourceful, talented Mildred to a tee.
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"Mildred Pierce"is very entertaining. It is an excellent screen play, well acted drama/thriller almost with a sting in the tail. Highly recommended.
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Du même réalisateur qui nous a donné "Far from heaven",ce mélodrame classique nous racontant l`histoire d`une mère qui fait tout pour se faire aimer de sa fille ingrate,est excellent.La cinématographie de cette série est superbe.Un must!
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This DVD is a very serious drama with no comic relief. The first episode is very depressing and gloomy. When anything good happens to the main character, something bad happens almost immediately. The acting is very good. The characters are well portrayed. If you like to watch something that is positive and cheerful, then you may wish to skip this.
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This is a very enjoyable mini-series telling the story of Mildred Pierce. Fabulous acting, great period set design, excellent acting, particularly by Kate Winslet, and a nice pace. Well worth the time and money - this is the kind of DVD you can watch repeatedly and still find nuances that you may not have noticed before. A good story well told.
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J'ai beaucoup aimé cette mini télé-série avec 2 acteurs de grands talents...Je l'avais déjà loué et j'avais envie de la réécouter de nouveau assez pour me la procurer et la conserver...J'ai déjà hâte de la réécouter.. Kate Winslet et Guy Pierce sont vraiments excellents. Si vous ne l'achetez pas, louez cette série. Cela vaut vraiment la peine!
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Great all-round production. Kate Winslet and Guy Pierce are always great. Veda is so nasty to mummy in this one - and apparently, an opera diva. Just go with it.
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