Mommy [DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 27283147
  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews

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

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


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 Just when it begins to appear as if Diane has reached her emotional breaking point, an encounter with her withdrawn neighbor Kyla (Suzanne Clement), a teacher on sabbatical, offers hope for a brighter future.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

Overall customer rating

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

    Decent Movie, Terrible Home Video Release

    • 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

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    • 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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