The final two parts unfold in the late 1930s, when Mildred’s booming business enables her to open a third restaurant in Laguna Beach, but her success also puts a strain on her relationship with the 17-year-old Veda (Evan Rachel Wood), who is busy working her way up the social ladder and blossoming, unbeknownst to her […]
Part 3 of 5. Despite suffering a great personal loss, Mildred opens her restaurant, which, thanks to help from Ida and Lucy, becomes the talk of the town after a slow start. Meanwhile, Mildred grows impatient with the carefree Monty’s expensive tastes and casual approach to Veda’s upbringing.
Mildredʼs business prospects get a boost when she starts selling her homemade pies at the diner. With the help of Wally Burgan, Bertʼs ex-business partner, she finds a perfect space to launch a chicken-and-pie restaurant as business booms, though her marriage to Bert threatens to short-circuit its financing. After an amicable divorce, Mildred becomes the […]