Spoiled Children of Divorce


Golden Oldies About Single Mothers and Their Daughters
August 2, 2016, 10:54 pm
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For some reason this list of movies and books popped into my head. They are mostly about Mothers from Divorce and their daughters and they all came out in the 1970s or earlier. They are great movies but all show a negative side of divorce and growing up with a single parent. That’s the purpose of drama, after all. To creative dramatic tension in order to provide a psychological catharsis. Modern movies are forced to sugar coat and censor everything so nobody bothers to write them let alone watch them.

“Mildred Pierce” stars Joan Crawford as a middle class mother in the depression and her two daughters. Her husband lost his job and left her for a wealthy woman. She struggles to find a job and eventually build a successful business so that her daughters can maintain their social status. Her youngest daughter dies and her oldest daughter is a spoiled snob who becomes a successful singer and then steals her Joan’s boyfriend.

“Neon Ceiling” stars Lee Grant as a Mother in a terrible marriage who packs up her teenage daughter and leaves. The car breaks down in the middle of the desert and the two develop an interesting relationship with the mechanic who fixes the car. So, some scary commentary about girls and Mommys boyfriend.

“Rachel, Rachel” stars Joanne Woodward as a grown daughter of a widowed Mother. Cant remember anything about the story except that it scared me as a child so you can watch it and let me know.

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds” also starred Joanne Woodward. It is a play written by Paul Zindel. Incredible tension of two daughters growing up with a single mother.

Steven King’s “Carrie” stars Sissy Spacek as the repressed child of divorce who goes ape face at the senior prom.

Enjoy!


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