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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 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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"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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Trivia

The song Wonderwall starts immediately after Steve coughs in a scene. On the Oasis album (What's The Story) Morning Glory, a cough precedes the intro to Wonderwall as well. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Diane 'Die' Després: You've been back 24 hours and this place is a slum! Tidy the hell up!
Steve Després: Wanna hold my dick when I piss, too?
Diane 'Die' Després: If it helps you aim!
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Referenced in Northern Lights (2016) See more »

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White Flag
Written by Dido (as Dido Armstrong), Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong, and Rick Nowels
Performed by Dido
Produced by Dido (as Dido Armstrong) and Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Anne Dorval is AMAZING
13 July 2015 | by nicholascarlsonSee all my reviews

Anne Dorval is far and away the best actress I have had the pleasure to watch in the past couple years. She was solid in J'ai tuer ma mere. She is explosive in Mommy! I haven't written a review yet but her performance encouraged me to do so. Antoine-Olivier Pilon was great, and Suzanne Clement was also top notch.

I've never been so deeply affected by a movie. I went back and forth between laughter and tears throughout the entire movie. There were several scenes that I related to....

Something that really resonated with me was the scenes where the 3 main characters were laughing, dancing, enjoying life. I personally have a hard time remembering the moments in my life where I was truly happy. I believe that is because in those moments I was so deeply immersed in conversation and laughter that my brain was incapable of creating a memory. While watching Mommy I wasn't able to remember those moments in my life but I was able to make the connection because the performances and script were so realistic. Thank you Xavier Dolan! Waiting for more...


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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

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Color

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1:1
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