History YMMV / MommieDearest

30th Dec '15 1:13:56 PM StFan
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* VindicatedByHistory: Has been getting this reputation in some circles lately, with audiences feeling that it's not ''as'' bad as everyone says it is. In his review, WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob not only gave it an glowing, non-ironic review, going as far as to praise the infamous "No wire hangers!" scene for such a raw performance, but furiously blamed it's bad reputation on negative word-of-mouth more than the quality of the movie itself.
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* VindicatedByHistory: Has been getting this reputation in some circles lately, with audiences feeling that it's not ''as'' bad as everyone says it is. In his review, WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob not only gave it an glowing, non-ironic review, going as far as to praise the infamous "No wire hangers!" scene for such a raw performance, but furiously blamed it's its bad reputation on negative word-of-mouth more than the quality of the movie itself.
27th Aug '15 3:28:43 AM NWolfman
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* VindicatedByHistory: Has been getting this reputation in some circles lately, with audiences feeling that it's not ''as'' bad as everyone says it is. In his review, WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob not only gave it an glowing, non-ironic review, going as far as to praise the infamous "No wire hangers!" scene for such a raw performance, but furiously blamed it's bad reputation on negative word-of-mouth more than the quality of the movie itself.
5th Jan '15 1:26:41 PM VicGeorge2011
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** John Waters did this with his DVD commentary. He opens his DVD commentary effectively telling listeners that he's going to approach the film as the serious bio-film that it was supposed to be. He also condemns the attempt to turn it into a cult classic by the studio by way of retooled marketing, pointing out how forced it was to try and do it without letting it naturally occur.
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** John Waters did this with his DVD commentary. He opens his DVD commentary effectively telling listeners that he's going to approach the film as the serious bio-film that it was supposed to be. He also condemns the attempt to turn it into a cult classic by the studio by way of retooled marketing, pointing out how forced it was trying to try and do it without letting it naturally occur.
4th Jan '15 5:00:31 PM PrincessGwen
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** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob also gave a positive review of the movie, going so far as to [[Creator/BradJones break character]] to praise Dunawaye's performance and slam the Razzies. And he raises some really good points about pop culture's perception of scenes of movies without the overall context (namely, the fact that the infamous "wire hangers" scene is followed by Joan beating up Christina with said wire hanger).
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** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob also gave a positive review of the movie, going so far as to [[Creator/BradJones break character]] to praise Dunawaye's Dunaway's performance and slam the Razzies. And he raises some really good points about pop culture's perception of scenes of movies without the overall context (namely, the fact that the infamous "wire hangers" scene is followed by Joan beating up Christina with said wire hanger).
20th Nov '14 1:55:41 PM cococrisp
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** For one example, Joan really did strap Christopher down to his bed to prevent him from masturbating. On the one hand, that's ''incredibly'' abusive by moderns standards. On the other hand, this was at a time when masturbation was still widely seen as perverted, sinful, and even physically and psychologically dangerous.
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** For one example, Joan really did strap Christopher down to his bed to prevent him from masturbating. On the one hand, that's ''incredibly'' abusive by moderns standards. On the other hand, this was at a time when masturbation was still widely seen as perverted, sinful, perverted and even physically and psychologically dangerous.
16th Nov '14 9:09:59 AM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* UnfortunateImplications: Some people misinterpreted Joan's freak-out over the wire hangers for her having had a wire hanger abortion in the past and not wanting to be reminded of it.
25th Sep '14 12:56:02 AM AdamC
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* ValuesDissonance: Spanking children was not unheard of in Joan's generation. Related to the AlternateCharacterInterpretation at the top of the page however, it's up to the reader/viewer how much or how little that excuses her behavior toward her children. In particular she would tie her son to the bed with his arms at his sides to make sure he wouldn't masturbate (even when he was a lot younger than a lot of boys who would start that behavior), which took place at a time when masturbation was seen as medically and psychologically dangerous. Naturally, such a step would never be tolerated today.
13th Sep '14 6:09:19 PM ThePope
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** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob also gave a positive review of the movie, going so far as to break character to praise Dunawaye's performance and slam the Razzies. And he raises some really good points about pop culture's perception of scenes of movies without the overall context (namely, the fact that the infamous "wire hangers" scene is followed by Joan beating up Christina with said wire hanger).
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** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob also gave a positive review of the movie, going so far as to [[Creator/BradJones break character character]] to praise Dunawaye's performance and slam the Razzies. And he raises some really good points about pop culture's perception of scenes of movies without the overall context (namely, the fact that the infamous "wire hangers" scene is followed by Joan beating up Christina with said wire hanger).
31st Aug '14 4:28:10 PM Austin
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These aren't YMMV. Moving.
* {{Camp}}: The film is often cited as a prime example.

* RealityIsUnrealistic: Many assume Dunaway's performance is campy and over the top, when drunk abusive people have acted that way in reality. Not to mention how over the top the real life Joan Crawford was.
25th Aug '14 1:17:49 PM SpectralTime
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** Considering Joan really did strap Christopher down to his bed to prevent him from masturbating indicates, yeah, she really ''was'' abusive. *** Then again, this was at a time when masturbation was still widely seen as perverted or sinful behavior.
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** Considering For one example, Joan really did strap Christopher down to his bed to prevent him from masturbating indicates, yeah, she really ''was'' abusive. *** Then again, masturbating. On the one hand, that's ''incredibly'' abusive by moderns standards. On the other hand, this was at a time when masturbation was still widely seen as perverted or sinful behavior.perverted, sinful, and even physically and psychologically dangerous.
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