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Surviving My Mother (2007)

Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

Director:

Émile Gaudreault

Writer:

Steve Galluccio
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Dhavernas ... Bianca
Ellen David ... Clara
Colin Mochrie ... Rick
Adam J. Harrington ... Michael (as Adam Harrington)
Véronique Le Flaguais ... Clara's Mother
Louison Danis ... Ginetta
Christian Bégin ... Pierre
Laurent Allaire ... Khalid
Matt Holland ... Martin
Danièle Lorain ... Female Doctor
Lucinda Davis ... Policewoman
Penny Mancuso Penny Mancuso ... Michael's Father
Frank Schorpion ... Johnny Palumbo
Suzanna Lenir ... Vanessa Palumbo
Océane Martin Océane Martin ... Young Bianca
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Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Very under-rated on IMDb
15 January 2010 | by rgcustomerSee all my reviews

Well, we all know to take IMDb ratings with a grain of salt, right? I think most unbiased viewers would probably give this something in the range of 7-8. I had trouble deciding, but I went with 8, slightly better than average.

To me, the film had the feel of something Almodóvar would have directed, and fans of his should also like this film.

Aside from the plot, which I won't spoil, I liked the music selections, the creative placement of text messages, the duality of the Yellow Woman, and the hunky priest.

Émile doesn't seem to direct many films (according to IMDb) and the only other one I've seen is Mambo italiano, but this one seems slightly better. Hopefully the trend continues.

Given what usually passes for English Canadian cinema, we're very lucky to have this film.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Comment survivre à sa mère See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$223,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,000
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Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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