Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result.
A woman who left home 20 years ago under acrimonious circumstances finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother ... See full summary »
Jodie Foster narrates this biography of Bette Davis. And, like most biographies of this type, it focuses mostly on her films and far less on her personal life. But, this is not to say her personal problems are glossed over--they just aren't explored in the detail some might wish to hear (such things are her disinheriting her daughter was omitted). Additionally, while there are tons of film clips (which makes sense since it was made by Turner Entertainment--the same folks who own the rights to most of Davis' films), it is NOT an exhaustive study. Many of her movies (and some very good ones) are not mentioned. My feeling is that for a casual film viewer, this is an excellent film and is well worth seeing. But, for insane film nuts like me, it is just too brief and doesn't give a complete enough picture of this amazing actress.
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