Mommie Dearest

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  • Analysis Of Mommie Dearest

    It is also hard for these people to maintain healthy relationship. Joan Crawford showed many signs of borderline personality disorder throughout Mommie Dearest. One example can be seen in throughout her many marriages. Joan Crawford was married four times, all of them resulting in divorce, minus her last marriage to Alfred Steele, where she was widowed. Joan is shown throughout most of them movie with her boyfriend, Greg. In one scene, Greg and Joan are shown in a restaurant, having a marvelous time, however they have to push through the throng of her fans to get to the entrance. When Greg and Joan finally sit down together, she starts lecturing him about how he should have stuck by her side. One minute she was happy with him, and the next, she was lecturing him like a child. Ultimately, their relationship ended, and he was cut out of her life. Perhaps the most memorable scene, which depicts…

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  • Mommie Dearest Analysis

    In the movie Mommie Dearest, Joan Crawford is revealed to be more of a psychotic, spastic, greedy woman than many people of that era realized. Based off of the real life of the Hollywood celebrity as told by her adopted daughter Christina, Mommie Dearest shows more adverse life Crawford lived at home compared to the life she lived in the spotlight. Joan suffered from many personality disorders, or certain qualities in your identity that show up after certain situations that can strain both…

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  • A Mother's Death Of My Mother

    “I think I can; I think I can; I think I can.” She had me say it over and over until I knew that I couldn’t. Mommie Dearest, she was sometimes, because as she always said to me, “sometimes she was good, and sometimes she was bad and sometimes she was just very very very horrid.” That was the little girl with a curl right in the middle of her forehead… Me, that was me. So my life could be about early childhood neglect, abuse or whatever the…

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  • Mommie Dearest Character Analysis

    Beyond the absurd appearance that often corresponds to mentally ill characters, oftentimes those with mental illnesses are demonstrated as acting nonsensical and with behaviors that border on comical. In my introduction, I described a scene from the movie Mommie Dearest, in which a mentally ill mother realizes that her daughter is using wire hangers to hang her dresses and has a mental breakdown, ripping clothing from the closet and savagely beating her daughter. Throughout the duration of this…

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder In The Movie Mommie Dearest

    Psychological disorders are very common in the everyday world. These disorders can cause patterns in the personality of individuals and sometimes cause them to act aggressive and hostile. Borderline Personality Disorder is one of such disorders. It can cause huge problems for the friends and family of people that are diagnosed with it. In the movie Mommie Dearest the main character, Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway), has many of the common signs that would point to her possibly having this disorder.…

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  • Mommie Dearest: Joan Crawford Struggling With Narcissistic Personality Disor

    Mommie Dearest Mommie Dearest follows Joan Crawford struggling with Narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder can often be overlooked as someone being cocky or too full of themselves, however it needs to be taken seriously and one should seek help for it. Joan Crawford was a very famous actress for several decades. She was looked at by the media of being so beautiful, inside and out. However, her looks and image began to overpower any romantic relationship and…

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  • Borderline Disorders Movie Analysis

    behaviors, and severe problems with self-worth. This disorder was very apparent in the movie. One mood swing in this movie was when they were swimming. After Joan had beat her Christina was not happy and talked back to her mom. Joan not liking this slapped her and sent her to her room. Another time she felt like her life was going nowhere after she was fired from her acting job. She reacted to this by tearing plants out of the ground at 2 a.m. One more example of this would be when she had an…

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