mildred pierce hbo

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    What a dismal production. The Joan Crawford film is much better.

    Kate is an excellent actress, but she is playing Mildred in such a dish rag, cheerless, monotone fashion that it's painful to watch.

    It causes one to sympathize with Veda far too much.

    And Guy Pearce as Beragon is an Oily Creep. Zachary Scott was far more classy.
     
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    I am sorry, there are some parts that cannot be played by anyone else; Bogart in Casablanca, Bacall, To Have and Have Not , "you know how to whistle steve"? Bette in All about Eve......Mildred Pierce, *buzzzzz*, no sale.
     
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    there is no snap...no life to kate's mildred

    no passion.....i dont feel her pain at all
     
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    Maybe, but it's Kate Winslet! :banana:

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    I never saw the original and I haven't fallen asleep (yet) during the HBO remake so I have to say it's not too bad.
     
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    i didnt see it last night.....i will catch it as soon as i can
     
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    i agree with the criticism. i am very disappointed with this version of Mildred Pierce. Winslet is a total flop here, and the story is ridiculous, the dialogue and scenes boring and shallow.
     
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    I'm enjoying it. I've also seen the original and Joan was kind of dishraggy herself. I don't really like the Veda actress. Not cute and really faking the brat thing.
     
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    I dont think Ive seen that movie at all. Ill have to google it to see if it rings a bell.
     

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