Mommy

Mommy

DVD - 2015 | French
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Une veuve mono-parentale hérite de la garde de son fils, un adolescent explosif et violent. Au coeur de leurs emportements et difficultés, ils tentent de joindre les deux bouts, notamment grâce à l'aide inattendue de l'énigmatique voisine d'en face, Kyla. Tous les trois, ils retrouvent une forme d'équilibre et, bientôt, d'espoir.--Conteneur.
Publisher: [Montréal] : Les Films Séville, ©2015.
Characteristics: 1 vidéodisque (138 min) :,sonore, couleur ;,12 cm.
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Bookworm39
Feb 22, 2017

Great acting by all. A true story. It is sad that parents sometimes have to make a decision like this for themselves and the child also.

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mamabadger56
Jan 18, 2017

Painfully sad, but so well done.

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borges88Laberinto
Jan 03, 2017

So difficult to watch, even disgusting. This film, though, is such a refreshing break from the adolescent entertainment peddled by Hollywood etc. A great cast and a story that is at times mesmerizing. Shot in 1:1 format. Give it a try.

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Grails
Aug 31, 2016

Beautifully filmed. The artistic decisions surrounding the aspect ratio add a lot to the tone and visual style of the film. Great soundtrack, very fitting. Three amazing performances by the main cast with great dialogue to work with. Great pacing, chemistry, and editing. The opening exposition felt a little unnecessary and added a predictive nature to a big plot point and the film could have gone about this in a better way. A great film with a lot of emotion and heart.

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nidus
Jul 26, 2016

I didn't get the drift of this movie. It seemed well made but just wasn't a lot of fun to watch. Pointless, in my estimation.

lotuslori_8 Mar 21, 2016

My husband and I are big fans of Xavier Dolan and have seem several of his films. As usual, the acting is fantastic. The characters are flawed, but very human. We would equate Xavier Dolan to Pedro Almodovar who also has strong female leads in his scripts. The first Cannes prize winning film we've seen that we actually think deserved the award.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 26, 2016

The film started off showing promise to be a good one. However, after 30 minutes I began to get tired of the shouting, screaming and swearing between mother and son. At over 2 hours the film is way too long. Overall it is not a bad film, but I do think it has been overrated. In French with subtitles.

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Janice21383
Dec 18, 2015

This is essentially a young man's movie. Mommy explores the tragedy, but also celebrates the romance of mental illness, and its ending suggests a liberation where there is none. Frankly, I had a hard time settling down and watching . Mother and son's opening scenes are obnoxious, mommy's character and education level fluctuates throughout the film, and her son's mania comes and goes, as the plot requires. This may be the point of the film: the fluctuating nature of mental illness, love, hope and reality. That said, there are many moving and blindingly truthful moments, aided by skillful performances, and subtle, effective direction. Flawed, but score another riveting film by director Xavier Dolan.

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uncommonreader
Nov 03, 2015

Dolan said that he wanted to create strong roles for women in which they were not victims and he certainly succeeded in this film. Recommended.

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cam1939
Sep 22, 2015

Good movie to watch for own information. There is a scene on the movie with the teenager tossing around and kicking a grocery cart in a parking lot shouting "Who's your daddy!". The scene is significant since it gives us a hint about the origin of this kid's malady. Something- it is not specified what in the movie- something happened to him or to his mom that started his ADHD with violent predisposition. Worth watching for information but be prepared for the violence and outrageous violent language and behaviour. To me, bitter taste, heartbreaking, almost hopeless. Fear is prevalent from the beginning until the end of the movie for all the main characters in the movie who, surprisingly, managed to help each other to surpass their own miserable issues and, for one moment I really thought,hoped the movie will have a happy ending..BUT something happens and the fragile castle of cards falls apart again this time for good. So sad seeing this people struggling so hard for every single breath they take! And no one, no one single person, who had the power to help them, WAS willing to genuinely do it without taking advantage of their precarious situation and, thus, hurting them even more. The purpose of this movie is not only to raise awareness about violent ADHD but to let us know that there are ways to help those wretched people. The main characters had some goodness in them just the circumstances, the choices they made, the people they met were plainly bad for them. And they snapped so many times until there was nothing left to put together again.

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