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Drama Mamas: Best and Worst Film Moms

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Betty Jo Tucker

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Kimberly Potts, author and entertainment journalist, discusses films featuring mothers as key characters. Among the many movies covered are: Mommie Dearest, Carrie, Postcards from the Edge, Terms of Endearment, Mildred Pierce, Monster-in-Law and Lorenzo’s Oil.

Potts is the author of several books, including George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star and Everything I Need To Know I Learned from a Chick Flick. She’s also written for AOL Television, TV Guide, US Weekly, Inside TV,,,, E! Online, Daily Variety,,, the Detroit Free Press, and the Cincinnati Enquirer.   

Questions for discussion include:

What are the best and worst films focusing on a mother in the key role?

Which actresses have given the best and worst film performances as mothers?

Why do so many movies paint such a negative portrait of mothers?