Based on the novel by James M. Cain, reads, “after her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can’t win the approval of her spoiled daughter."
|Kate Winslet plays Mildred Pierce|
|Evan Rachel Wood plays Veda, the "spoiled daughter"|
The original film starred Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth. This role won Joan Crawford her only Oscar and gained her notoriety for playing an unusually independent womanly image for that time period, which was not the norm.