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Mommy (2014) – The Review

29 January 2015 2:52 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Over the years film goers have been treated to movies touting the joys of parenthood such as Penny Serenade, Yours, Mine, And Ours, and, for most of its story, Parenthood. But what about the opposite end of the spectrum, when raising your sibling becomes more than a bit difficult. More harrowing than the comedy slapstick of the Problem Child series, but not the melodramatic themes of The Bad Seed or The Good Son. In his newest film French-Canadian actor/director/writer Xavier Dolan mixes in a touch of futuristic “what if” to shine a spotlight on the struggles of many fractured modern-day families. It’s the tale of the tug-of-war between a violent, troubled teenager and his overwhelmed widowed Mommy.

A brief prologue printed in white letters on a black screen tells us that we’re now a couple of years in the future after a 2015 change in Canada’s »

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