Mommy Dead and Dearest

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Truth-is-stranger-than-fiction HBO documentary about the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, who was found in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds in 2015. Implicated in the crime was Blanchard's daughter, Gypsy. Gypsy suffered from brain damage, leukemia, muscular dystrophy and other chronic conditions - or so the public and multiple charities thought. In fact she suffered from none of these, but was the victim of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of her mother.

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Documentary
Director:
Erin Lee Carr

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Mommy Dead and Dearest / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Digging beneath the headlines of the high-profile matricide, which turned out to involve one of the most horrific examples of Munchausen syndrome by proxy ever documented, Carr's film poses as many provocative questions as it answers.

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Variety

Variety

It certainly does have a grotesque stranger-than-fiction tale to tell, one that will duly keep any viewer with an ambulance-chasing bone in their body somewhat guiltily riveted to the tube.

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CNN

CNN

A twisted and twisty documentary that's as unsettling as it is absorbing.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Director Erin Lee Carr has an incredible ability to answer the questions as they arise to the viewer.

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Vox

Vox

The film's interweaving of past and present creates a visually unsettling tapestry of disbelief.

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