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Mommy (2014)

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A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writer:

Xavier Dolan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Dorval ... Diane 'Die' Després
Suzanne Clément ... Kyla
Antoine Olivier Pilon ... Steve O'Connor Després
Patrick Huard ... Paul
Alexandre Goyette ... Patrick
Michèle Lituac Michèle Lituac ... Directrice du centre correctionnel
Viviane Pascal Viviane Pascal ... Marthe (as Viviane Pacal)
Natalie Hamel-Roy Natalie Hamel-Roy ... Natacha
Isabelle Nélisse ... Fille de Kyla
Ted Pluviose ... Chauffeur de taxi
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Gardien de sécurité #1
Reda Guerinik ... Gardes de securite
Justin Laramée Justin Laramée ... Gardes de securite
Sabrina Bisson Sabrina Bisson ... DJ Karaoke
Huguette Gervais Huguette Gervais ... Calssiere librairie
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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Taglines:

"We still love each other, right?" - "That's we're best at, buddy."

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Most of the film is presented in a 1:1 aspect ratio, where the "viewing area" of the screen is a perfect square. See more »

Quotes

Steve Després: We still love each other, right?
Diane 'Die' Després: That's what we're best at, buddy.
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Referenced in Sardonicast: Chris Stuckmann, Mommy (2018) See more »

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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
Courtesy of Opus 111/Naive
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Absolutely Stunning Film
23 May 2018 | by canberk_songurSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 October 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Mommy See more »

Filming Locations:

Chambly, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$473,882, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$3,494,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,156,856
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1:1
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