Mommy Dead and Dearest

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Let’s talk about Mommy Dead and Dearest, a documentary on HBO Max about the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, for which her daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, and Gypsy’s boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were accused.

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Mommy Dead and Dearest on HBO Max
Rating: TV-MA
Genre: Documentary, True Crime
Type: Movie
Released: 2017

Summary:

Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. This true-crime documentary follows a bizarre case involving one of psychology’s most controversial conditions–Munchausen by proxy syndrome–a treacherous web of lies, child abuse, mental illness, and forbidden love is entangled in a provocative fashion.

Heather’s Review:

When I heard about this story, I was intrigued to learn everything I could about it. I have watched this documentary at least five times, and each time I noticed something new that I missed before. This story is sad, and if you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend starting with this documentary. You get just a glance at how Gypsy ended up where she did and why.

I give The Mommy Dead and Dearest on Netflix 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Rating

78% of Google users liked this TV show
7.4/10 IMDb
100% Rotten Tomatoes

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