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Mildred Pierce (TV, 2011)

Directed by Joel Coen. Cast: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, James LeGros, Melissa Leo, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mare Winningham, Evan Rachel Wood. An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce. Based on the novel by James M. Cain. 344 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database