MIL­DRED PIERCE

Wed­nes­day 8.30pm, Show­case

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Movie Review -

Kate Winslet stars in the ti­tle role in this mini-se­ries adap­ta­tion of James M. Cain’s clas­sic 1941 novel. Told over five episodes, the story fol­lows the strug­gles of a di­vorcee bat­tling to keep her fam­ily afloat dur­ing the De­pres­sion. She makes a suc­cess of her Los An­ge­les life, but her dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship with her el­der daugh­ter Veda ( Mor­gan Turner, and later Evan Rachel Wood) is a great source of sor­row. Then there are the men in her life: her ex-hus­band Bert ( Brian F. O’Byrne) and her shal­low polo­play­ing lover Monty ( Guy Pearce). The orig­i­nal film adap­ta­tion starred Joan Craw­ford as Mil­dred.

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