"Intelligent, Profoundly Crafted"
The film is sublime, a master piece. It's beautiful. It's a pearl of sensitivity. We sail with the characters on a delicate balance between hope and fatality. It's just beautiful, genuine, fragile and strong.
Dolan knows to use the music and his picture selection is very good. it's a classic Dolan's Film...attentive musics (I know this is abnormal but familiar songs. :D ) , successful shots, perfectly matched colors... 1:1 screen format is extremely frustrating, yes. because this style is very eye-tiring. yes. it's very depressing.. but this screen selection was good. Because Dolan uses like a magician.
Provavelmente o melhor filme que 2014 viu nas salas de cinema. Com todos os ingredientes necessários para uma boa receita cinematográfica. Xavier Dolan é cada ano que passa um realizador mais consistente e com o seu próprio estilo muito vincado
A music video director in search of less annoying characters (and, for that matter, less annoying music). It's not that Dolan lacks style or ambition. It's wisdom that's the question mark: Mommy is effective in a gut-punch sort of way, but it's also the sort of film that makes you resent its effectiveness. Which means it may be too late for him to be his generation's Welles, but Von Trier is still on the table.
I Killed My Mother 2.0 - the turbulent relationship between mother and son is there, but in a way what pushed them apart in Dolan's first effort, is what keep them together here. The annoyance of 1:1 ratio slowly fades as the cinematography perfectly converges with the soundtrack (which I don't recall the last time Dido, Oasis or Lana Del Rey songs were used so well to capture the right feeling without sounding fake)
I adore LA. This has the same hyper-stylized aesthetic and overbearing pop soundtrack, but lame in comparison. While LA was an an emotional, erratic whirlwind where music and slickness actually made you FEEL the ever-mutating relationships, this glassy facade of predictability and cheese-induced sequences (the longboard-ing gestures of "opening up", shopping cart wrestling matches) was eye-rolling. Also, the break
Not my favourite film from Dolan, but probably the one that resonated with me the most on an emotional level. It started out too loud (reminded me of "I Killed My Mother"), but then it kept growing on me, and, by the end, I was honestly rooting for these three characters. Clément's Kyla could have been better explored in my opinion. Overall, it was a nice ride and the "unexpected" soundtrack felt kind of nice too.