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Mommy [DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 27283147
  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Mommy
    A working-class Quebec mother struggles to care for her troubled teenage son until a chance encounter with their shy neighbor offers unexpected hope for a brighter future in this affecting drama from director Xavier Dolan. Diane (Anne Dorval) is a single, uneducated mother whose emotionally volatile son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) resides in a government institution for troubled youths. Determined to care for Steve despite the challenges he poses, Diane brings him back home, where his increasingly erratic mood swings pose more of a problem than she anticipated. Just when it begins to appear as if Diane has reached her emotional breaking point, an encounter with her withdrawn neighbor Kyla (Suzanne Clement), a teacher on sabbatical, offers hope for a brighter future. Unfortunately for all three, a violent transgression from Steve's past soon comes back to haunt him, casting a bleak shadow over a situation that had appeared to be improving. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Anne Dorval
      Anne Dorval - Diane Després
    • Antoine Olivier Pilon
      Antoine Olivier Pilon - Steve O'Connor Després
    • Suzanne Clement
      Suzanne Clement - Kyla
    • Alexandre Goyette
      Alexandre Goyette - Patrick
    • Patrick Huard
      Patrick Huard - Paul



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    50%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent Movie, Terrible Home Video Release

      Posted
      WillC6886
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Xavier Dolan isn't one of my favorite directors for a multitude of reasons and "Mommy" demonstrates what I admire and am annoyed by regarding this young Canadian director's filmography. Having said that, I find myself surprised by how uninvolved the home video release of this feels. A good anamorphic widescreen transfer aside, Lionsgate gives this a genuinely "barebones' release, which is a shame given the Canadian DVD (and Blu-Ray) release includes several features detailing the filming and a plethora of deleted scenes. In lieu of that, I'd still recommend this to fans of Dolan or anyone looking for something "different" in their DVD collections.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Overly indulgent

      Posted
      mu306
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      The director has a lot of talent, but he's a work in progress.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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