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7.9
/10
3,299 Ratings

Mommy

Directed by Xavier Dolan
Canada, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

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Mommy Directed by Xavier Dolan

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Jury Prize

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best International Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Lead Actress

César Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

Even Dolan’s detractors acknowledge that he is an astute finder/director of actresses, and Mommy adds an unexpected layer of joy and complexity with the arrival of Suzanne Clément as neighbour Kyla, on the scene.
March 14, 2015
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Mommy is a thunderstorm of neon emotions and a transformative experience—bold and colorful but by no means superficial. The truth of its onscreen mother-son relationship, beautifully captured by Anne Dorval and Antoine-Olivier Pilon, is painstakingly intense, piercingly accurate and observed by a tender, vulnerable but mature gaze.
January 10, 2015
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It’s difficult not to get a little irritated by Xavier Dolan. Barely 25, with five films already under his belt and a Cannes Jury Prize last year shared with Godard, the hyperactive, immodest, and prodigiously talented French-Canadian filmmaker can be exasperating. It is even harder, though, not to be dazzled by his precociousness, his ravenous energy, and the emotional intensity of his work.
January 06, 2015
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