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.
A frustrated mother, her psychotic son and a shy neighbour friend all dance to Celine Dion's 'On Ne Change Pas' and it is at that moment where the film captured my heart. I cannot help but believe this film to be a modern version of the 'trio' stories from the 'La Nouvelle Vague' era of filmmaking. There's whimsy. But, Dolan takes this a step further as he embraces contemporary filmmaking ideology - he's progressive.
Un devastante ed indissolubile rapporto tra madre-figlio ed una crisi economica che ha, in qualche modo, eguagliato le famiglie dal basso reddito dove i disagi sociali vengono oggi farmacologizzati. Leggendo una recensione sul film ho trovato questa frase che trovo estremamente esaustiva: "Tutte le famiglie infelici finiscono per assomigliarsi, con le stesse prescrizioni terapeutiche.