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mchercheur posted 1/25/2014 13:32 PM

Can anyone suggest any good ones other than "Mommy Dearest"?

Chrysalis123 posted 1/25/2014 16:34 PM

Let's see:

Flowers in the Attic
Matilda
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Precious

and

Gaslight (even though this is not a parent situation)

[This message edited by Chrysalis123 at 4:34 PM, January 25th (Saturday)]

hurtbs posted 1/25/2014 16:34 PM

Not movies that focus entirely on the Mom, but movies with NPD Moms:

Wedding Crashers
Throw Mama From the Train
Gypsy (from the fifties or sixties?)
The Grifters
Precious, Bashed on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Carrie
Flowers in the Attic


What's going on?

DixieD posted 1/25/2014 16:37 PM

Just saw August: Osage County.

So much FoO and dysfunction crammed into one movie!

Meryl Streep is awesome in it. (with Trigger Warning)

[This message edited by DixieD at 4:40 PM, January 25th (Saturday)]

Lyonesse posted 1/25/2014 18:04 PM

Running With Scissors

Not the parents, but the psychologist who 'adopts' him - there is a scene where he wants to build a shrine to his poo

The parents have other problems

[This message edited by Lyonesse at 6:05 PM, January 25th (Saturday)]

meaniemouse posted 1/25/2014 21:45 PM

What Maisie Knew.

mchercheur posted 1/25/2014 23:46 PM

Thanks. WH & I just watched Gaslight tonight.

hurtbs, here is what is going on:

http://www.survivinginfidelity.com/forums.asp?tid=519048

Thanks, everyone

Nature_Girl posted 1/26/2014 00:28 AM

I watched Gaslight last year. It was eerie seeing things done to another person that were done to me. Seeing her react in similar ways to me. So unnerving, yet freeing!

DixieD posted 1/26/2014 09:48 AM

mchercheur, I read that linked thread and ....wow.... I think they modeled Meryl Streep's character in August: Osage County after your MIL. If you see it, I think it will hit close to home!

mchercheur posted 1/26/2014 21:27 PM

Thanks DixieD---I will definitely watch that one

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