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Friday, May 17th, 2024 6:21 AM

LIVE POLL: Favorite 21st Century "Good" Stepmother Movie Portrayal

In recognition of the pivotal role stepmoms play in blended families, as well as, to show appreciation for the countless contributions they make all year long, that may go unthanked on a daily basis, a "good" stepmother movie poll. This poll is dedicated to Donna L. & Erica E., two "good" stepmothers. 

Which of these selected 21st century movie "good" stepmother character portrayals* (as opposed to the trope of "evil" stepmother character portrayals) is your favorite film depiction?

*Stepmother character must be part of an "official" stepfamily for at least a portion of the movie (or by final film scene at least), as well as, her acts of "good" vs. "evil" may be subjectively interpeted.


In 2000, a 9-year-old girl from Pennsylvania named Lizzie Capuzzi wanted to show her stepmother, Joyce, she appreciated her as a stepmom and celebrated her that year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day. Joyce and Lizzie thought other stepmoms needed their own day too and sent their senator a letter to advocate for the creation of a nationwide stepmom day. Sen. Rick Santorum agreed that supporting stepparents was important and showed his support by speaking on behalf of a National Stepmother's Day to the U.S. Senate. In July 2000, a proclamation was officially added to the Congressional Record celebrating stepmoms nationwide annually starting in 2021. Two decades later, National Stepmother’s Day is going strong on the Sunday after Mother’s Day each year in the U.S.A. #BonusMomDay & #StepmothersDay

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/nwP21a111zI/

Poll List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls032243534/

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National Stepmother's Day is Sunday, May 19th in 2014. #StepmothersDay

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Honorable Mention / Possible Inclusion 21st Century Movie Stepmoms

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ANY NOTABLE OMISSIONS OR QUESTIONABLE INCLUSIONS? I AM STILL VETTING, ADDING AND DELETING ANSWER OPTIONS, AS WELL AS, DEFINING SELECTION CRITERIA. I WILL FINALIZE THE ANSWER POOL BY SATURDAY, MAY 18TH. SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME.

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Putting "good" in quotation marks could be understood as not necessarily being good (scare quotes).

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@Peter_pbn​ I put "good" in quotations to juxtapose it with the "evil" trope, as well as, to emphasize that "good" vs. "evil" may be subjective to some. So, everyone may not agree what is "good" or "evil". For, instance a stepmother that so shows tough love for the well-being of the child (i.e. Nancy Huff) may be viewed differently by polltakers.

Also, a stepmother who commits illegal acts for the sake of the stepchild may be viewed as a criminal by some and a hero by others (i.e. Devki Sabarwal).

I have added a note to clarify, as I agree it can be confusing. I can remove the quotations, if you insist. I used my own good judgement, as well as, the views of the stepchildren in question by the end of each film to determine, who was a "good" stepmother.

I noticed a fair amount of articles on the topic were very loose in their lists, including both non-stepmothers and individuals that weren't good.

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Live Poll

https://www.imdb.com/poll/nwP21a111zI/

This poll is dedicated to Donna L. & Erica E., two "good" stepmothers.

I like that. :)

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@Jessica​ Thanks.