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Mommy Dearest is a 2014 American psychological thriller film, directed by Roger Donaldson. This films stars Amber Valletta and Abigail Breslin with Joel Courtney, Mackenzie Foy, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Lawrence, Dakota Fanning, Penn Badgley, Ellen Wroe, Jennifer Connelly and Liam Nesson.


A troubled widow's behaviour become out of control follow the arrival of her late husband's brother and her past come to haunted her.



  • Amber Valletta as Jennette Stein
    • Willow Shields as Young Jennette White (age 12)
  • Abigail Breslin as Ruby Stein
  • Joel Courtney as Alfred Stein
  • Mackenzie Foy as Emily Stein
  • Chloe Grace Moretz as Ashley Hudson/Dawn and Wendy's sister and she is in love with Alfred
  • Mark Wahlberg as Anthony Stein/Ruby and Alfred's uncle, Emily's father and Jennette's brother in law
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Dawn Hudson/Emily's babysitter who is curious about Jennette's behaviour 
  • Melanie Griffith as Stella White/Jennette's abusive mother
    • Claire Danes as Young Stella White
  • Dakota Fanning as Wendy Hudson/Dawn's sister
  • Penn Badgley as Danny Watson/Dawn's boyfriend
  • Ellen Wroe as Jamie Seyfried/Wendy's best friend
  • Jennifer Connelly as Hannah Hudson/Dawn, Wendy and Ashley's mother
  • Liam Nesson as Victor Hudson/Dawn, Wendy and Ashley's father
  • Elisabeth Röhm as Diana Walsh/A woman who had affair with Jannette's husband, Terry before his death and she had his child
  • Ethan Cutkosky as Tyler Walsh/Diana's son who was fathered by Terry during their affair
  • TBA as Terry Stein/Ruby, Alfred and Tyler's father and Jennette's deceased husband. Terry drowned in the lake when attempts to kills his brother after learning Anthony raped Jennette and got her pregnant, making him as Emily's father.



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  • 121 minutes long.
  • Rated R for disturbing violence including rape and sexual abuse, language, strong graphic violence, sexual content and nudity.