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Cannes-winning drama written and directed by acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats, Laurence Anyways), following a widowed mother of one ADD 15-year-old lad with violent tendencies. When the pressure of raising her inherently sweet but externally difficult son become too much, relief comes in the form of a new next-door neighbour. Interestingly, the film is shot at an aspect ratio of 1:1.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and coarse language139 minsCanadaFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Xavier Dolan ('Heartbeats', 'Tom at the Farm', 'I Killed My Mother')
Writer:
Xavier Dolan
Cast:
Anne DorvalAntoine-Olivier PilonSuzanne Clément

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Mommy | Awards

Award Winner
Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2014 (ex-aequo with 'Goodbye to Language 3D')

Mommy | Reviews

88%130 reviews

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Variety

Variety

It's uncanny how much Dolan's style and overall solipsism have evolved in five years' time, resulting in a funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work - right down to its unusual 1:1 aspect ratio - that feels derivative of no one, not even himself.

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Total Film

Total Film

Mommy puts us through every setting on the emotional wringer.

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Time Out

Time Out

With Dolan, you feel you're in the company of a truly original voice and one unafraid to make his mistakes right up there on the screen.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It comes at you baying and rattling like an early Pedro Almodóvar comedy, threaded through with an infectious love of full-throttle melodrama, and flinging its energy right back to the cheap seats, thanks to Dolan's customarily zippy design choices.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Dolan's energy and attack is thrilling; his movie is often brilliant and very funny in ways which smash through the barriers marked Incorrect and Inappropriate.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Dolan's fifth feature feels like a strong step forward, striking his most considered balance yet between style and substance, drama-queen posturing and real heartfelt depth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Dolan has previously been accused of style over substance but here he draws both magnificently together.

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