A gem of Canadian cinema masterfully crafted by X. Dolan. One of the best movies about ADHD but also one of the best stories about the love of a parent towards a troubled child and viceversa. The first transition from the 1:1 ratio to widescreen always brings chills down my spine because of how moving and significant that moment is in the movie; Wonderwall by Oasis encapsules the feeling in that scene like no other.
Damn. I'm not gonna even talk about the cinematography, use of color, mood and the use of music in this, generally the style of Dolan is enchanting, it speaks to me. Pop suits him. Acting was beautiful, and the story... It tore me to million fucking pieces, literally
Solid 4. Good film. The excessive and unnecessary commercial seeking elements that are oddly infused into the plot, hold this otherwise honest movie back from reaching its potential. I was begging for Kyla's character to be explored more; I felt her dynamic with her child would have given the audience much needed clarity regarding her arc.
My second movie experience with Xavier Dolan felt once again very intense,even more sorrowful this time. The story is interesting, very well developed but slowly indeed. Anyway i haven't get bored. The ending is almost perfect and with imagination the story can move forward in a few ways. Truly impressive how the director use music in his movies. The acting is credible and incredible. Really loved that kid. 8/10
Même avec quelques longueurs non préjudiciables à la dynamique émotionnelle du film, l'œuvre génère que des contentements et des éloges, de part l'interprétation souvent époustouflante des trois principaux acteurs, de l'étonnante maîtrise factuelle d'un scénario mélodramatique et surtout d'une rare intelligence virtuose dans l'élaboration scénique de l'architecture dramatique du film. www.cinefiches.com
For a young 28 year old Xavier Dolan to write, direct, and edit this film is just amazing. I have become his fan after having seen just two of his films. He is younger than my son. The film is just above the ordinary--his later film ("It's only the end of the world"), which is an adaptation and not Dolan's original written work is superior work as filmmaking goes.