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Mildred Pierce: Season 1 (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Loyal to its source material to a fault, Mildred Pierce compensates for its familiarity with elaborate production values and a knockout lead performance.

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A five-part adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel about a Depression-era housewife whose husband leaves her with two young daughters in Glendale, Cal., forcing her to start her life anew.

Cast

Kate Winslet
as Mildred Pierce
Guy Pearce
as Monty Beragon
James LeGros
as Wally Burgan
Melissa Leo
as Lucy Gessler
Brian F. O'Byrne
as Bert Pierce
Morgan Turner
as Veda Pierce (Age 11)
Murphy Guyer
as Mr. Pierce
Diane Kagan
as Mrs. Pierce
Hope Davis
as Mrs. Forrester
Quinn McColgan
as Ray Pierce
Ronald Guttman
as Carlo Treviso
Elvy Yost
as Sigrid
Laura Esterman
as Mrs. Kramer
Mark Margolis
as Mr. Chris
Leslie Lyles
as Mrs. Jaeckel
Darlene Violette
as Waitress 3
Annette Arnold
as Waitress 4
Margaret Hall
as Mrs. Floyd
Richard Easton
as Charlie Hannen
Brenda Wehle
as Mrs. Turner
Nick Westrate
as Sammy Forrester
Laura Rosenthal
as Waitress 2
Margaret Reed
as Maggie Biederhof
Victor Slezak
as Dr. Collins
Daniel London
as Mr. Levinson
Paul Sparks
as Mr. Hobey
Patrick Husted
as Mr. Eckstein
Rocco Sisto
as Mr. Rossi
Bradley Mott
as Mr. Rice
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Critic Reviews for Mildred Pierce: Season 1

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (26)

Star Kate Winslet is a human being here, not a silver-screen archetype. And she's surrounded by an extraordinary realism, from the perfect '30s costumes and music to the excellent supporting cast.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It pains me to say it, but Kate should draft an acceptance speech.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

I am saying - with the rather irrational, possibly unfair disgruntlement of a possessive fan - that the movie is not as weird as I would like. Still, the critic behind the fan finds much to admire in this tragedy of manners.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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Winslet is increasingly impressive as the indomitable but malleable heroine who wants what she wants and gets what some think she deserves.

June 11, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Some viewers will love this, others will be bored into sedation. I fell somewhere in between.

June 11, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The new Mildred isn't perfect. Sometimes it has too much time on its hands, holding scenes just because it can. But watching it is time well-spent.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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