The Karen Carpenter Story (1989)

The Karen Carpenter Story (1989)





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Originally made for television, this biographical drama depicts the life and tragic death of singer Karen Carpenter. While it does show her success with popular music group The Carpenters, the film is more concerned with presenting a sympathetic, cautionary look at the singer's struggle with an ultimately deadly eating disorder.
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Television
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Weintraub Entertainment Group


Louise Fletcher
as Agnes Reuwer Tatum
Cynthia Gibb
as Karen Carpenter
Mitchell Anderson
as Richard Carpenter
Peter Michael Goetz
as Harold Bertram Carpenter
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Well, the music is great. Seriously though, nothing good to say here. It is a dishonest representation of Karen Carpenter with no real substance or meaning. The acting is terrible, the wigs are atrociuos, and it is written like the worst Lifetime movie ever. The life of Karen should be told on film, but this was a misfire...

Michael Oberg
Michael Oberg

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