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Feud: Bette and Joan (2017)



Critic Consensus: While campily and sweetly indulgent, Feud: Bette and Joan provides poignant understanding of humanity, sorrow, and pain while breezily feeding inquisitive gossip-starved minds.


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Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.


Jessica Lange
as Joan Crawford
Susan Sarandon
as Bette Davis
Alfred Molina
as Robert Aldrich
Stanley Tucci
as Jack Warner
Judy Davis
as Hedda Hopper
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All Critics (92) | Top Critics (35)

[Ryan] Murphy is smart enough to not push this too far.

December 18, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Sparks flew. Delicious one-liners were traded. Ageism, sexism and misogyny were explored. This was Feud for thought.

December 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Full of joy, humor, brilliant writing and performances, and a deep unabiding love for what really makes Hollywood great - the women.

March 2, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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For campy confirmation that the Oscars are taken too seriously, look to FX's wonderfully over-the-top Feud: Bette and Joan.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Visually, the show is a masterpiece re-creation of 1960s Hollywood - while the retro Saul Bass-style main title sequence is a marvel to behold... And then there's the buoyant script, packed with quotable dialogue and perfected by snarky delivery.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…

There's an 'event' quality to this show that makes it incredibly watchable. However, if anyone knew the difference between watchable and truly memorable, it was Bette & Joan.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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