'Ordinary People': Mary Tyler Moore

Who knew Mary Tyler Moore could play such a total jerk? In the 1980 family drama "Ordinary People," Moore plays Beth Jarrett, an upper-middle-class wife and mother obsessed with maintaining the appearance of the perfect family with her husband (Donald Sutherland).<br>
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After her all-star son Buck dies in a boating accident, Beth's remaining son, Conrad (Timothy Hutton), attempts suicide. Beth's cruelty toward her guilt-ridden surviving son earns her a spot on our list of worst movie moms.
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Who knew Mary Tyler Moore could play such a total jerk? In the 1980 family drama "Ordinary People," Moore plays Beth Jarrett, an upper-middle-class wife and mother obsessed with maintaining the appearance of the perfect family with her husband (Donald Sutherland).

After her all-star son Buck dies in a boating accident, Beth's remaining son, Conrad (Timothy Hutton), attempts suicide. Beth's cruelty toward her guilt-ridden surviving son earns her a spot on our list of worst movie moms.

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