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Mommie Dearest is Secretly the Best Mother's Day Movie

When he was a kid growing up in Beverly Hills, writer/director Christopher Landon (DISTURBIA, FREAKY, HAPPY DEATH DAY) watched MOMMIE DEAREST with his older sister, on repeat. The 1981 film is now a camp classic, and Faye Dunaway’s Joan Crawford is, to put it mildly, over-the-top. But on today’s show, Chris tells us why he sees himself in the character of Joan’s daughter, Christina Crawford (whose memoir was the basis for the film).

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about a modern-day powerhouse actress. For your consideration, it’s the one and only Elle Fanning.


With Jordan Crucchiola and Christopher Landon



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  • Christopher Landon

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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