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Stella (1990)

Stella (1990)






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An independent woman becomes pregnant and chooses to have the child as a single mother. She struggles to raise her new daughter, facing poverty and other challenges, until she is forced to make a final sacrifice for her daughter's sake. This melodrama is inspired by the 1937 classic Stella Dallas.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Getchell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2003


Bette Midler
as Stella Claire
Trini Alvarado
as Jenny Claire
John Goodman
as Ed Munn
Stephen Collins
as Stephen Dallas
Eileen Brennan
as Mrs. Wilkerson
Ben Stiller
as Jim Uptegrove
Marsha Mason
as Janice Morrison
Linda Hart
as Debbie Whitman
William McNamara
as Pat Robbins
John Bell
as Bob Morrison
Ashley Peldon
as Jenny (age 3)
Alisan Porter
as Jenny (age 8)
Kenneth Kimmins
as Security Guard
Bob Gerchen
as Bartender
Willie Rosario
as Dancing Waiter
Rex Robbins
as Minister
Ron White
as Tony De Banza
Justin Louis
as Cocaine Dealer
Ken Kimmins
as Security Guard
Catherine Robbin
as Leider Singer
John Kozak
as Mr. Wilkerson
Rob McClure
as Stephen's Friend
Sam Malkin
as Man in Theatre
Charles W. Gray
as Parent at PTA
Jon Kozak
as Mr. Wilkerson
Terrence Langevin
as Bingo Announcer
Elva Mai Hoover
as Mrs. Hough
Glynis Davies
as Mrs. Douglas
Philip Akin
as Police Officer
Jayne Rager
as Preppy Girl #1
Megan Gallivan
as Preppy Girl #2
Todd Louiso
as Preppy Boy #1
Jeff Nichols (I)
as Preppy Boy #2
Christian Hoover
as Bar Customer #1
James Shannon
as Teenage Heckler
Philip Astor
as Bar Customer #2
Eve Crawford
as Janice's Secretary
Elizabeth Lennie
as Airline Reservation ...
Tedd Dillon
as Freddie
Jane Dingle
as Bingo Winner
Jamie Shannon
as Teenage Heckler
Charles Gray
as Parent at PTA
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Critic Reviews for Stella

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 2, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 31, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Stella


Stick with the Barbara Stanwyck original

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A painful mother-daughter film. Lots of raw emotions. With the pain comes some warmth.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


A great movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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