Forty-six year old Diane Després - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living. That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Després, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy. She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him ...Written by
Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 8 No. 2 RV 315, 'L'estate', from 'Le quattro stagioni': III. Presto
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Fabio Biondi and the Europa Galante Orchestra
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Absolutely Stunning Film
It can be easily said that Xavier Dolan is one the foremost directors of our time and he proved this by making this gorgeous film.
The film contains so much dramatic elements and uses them accurately. Furthermore, there are some scenes that are so humorous.
You might see yourself while giggling those scenes.
If we talk about cast and performances , we could say the actor,playing Steve, showed us one of the most perfect
teenager performances who tries to deal with psychological problems
and the mother made us feel the reality of the low class Canadian family.Of course the other leading actress succesfully accompanied them.
The way of Xavier Dolan's using musics was great.
Although the musics were well-known by people by us, we literally effected all of them thanks to Xavier Dolan's wise.
Espically the scene that consisted of the music Exprience by Ludovico Einaudi is the best scene of the film.I just froze.
The film has some shortcomings, one of them is scenario.The Script was relatively standart.
It was usual and not able to make us really suprise. But don't worry probably you won't care while watching because of its awesome atmosphere.
Another shortcoming is that The film ,towards in the midlle of it,was dull. It was not only dull but also boring.
Nonetheless, it was be able to overcome after some boring scenes.
You were being able to find yourself watching the film without even taking breath.
What is great about this film is that we could see marvelous performances and of course the expertism of the Xavier Dolan's directing.
Score : 9/10
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