Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mommy (2014)

Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément. 139 min. Rated R. Canada. Drama.

A single mother has an impossibly hard time keeping his teenage son-from-hell under control. But the key is those three words: "keeping under control" - because maybe this boy is not the devil incarnate, but merely a person who does not conform to the standardized norms of a society, and is prematurely being thrown into a vicious cycle using labels such as ADHD, mental disorder, etc ... This reminded me of Revolutionary Road, where the only seemingly mad person of the story, is the only one who can see and speak the truth. And we're left to live with our little norms.

PS: This is Mo-View's 1001st entry! Looking forward to another thousand film reviews.

Mo says:


  1. Congratulations, I look forward to the next 1001 :-)

    1. Thank you, Toast! The support of readers like you is what makes this a fun experience.