Mommy (2014)
First screened in September 2014
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard, Alexandre Goyette. Screenplay: Xavier Dolan.

Twitter Capsule: Local beats and long arcs are earnest but rote. Remaking She's So Lovely with teen boy as Sean Penn is an odd bid for growth.

VOR:   I applaud risk on 1:1 aspect ratio but several scenes suffer from confinement to closeup. Other intriguing conceits feel half-hearted, and core ideas aren't new enough, for Dolan or for anyone.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize (tie)

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