Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from January Films directed by Frank Perry. When denied an application for adoption, she enlists Gregg's help to secure a baby. Joan overtakes Christina in a swimming pool race and laughs at the child; when Christina reacts angrily, Joan becomes enraged and locks her in the pool house. Archived from the original on January 6, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. Mommie Dearest is a American docudrama film. After Joan lies about Christina, Christina confronts her in front of the reporter. Dunaway starts neatly at each corner of the set in every scene and swallows it whole, costars and all.