Forty-six year old Diane Després - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living. That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Després, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy. She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him ...
Mommy Movie Review
Mommy is a Canadian movie in French released in 2014 targeted at the next generation audience. This drama having been received worldwide acclaim is known to have obtained critical reception as well. It all begins with the problems experienced by the film's important character Diane Depres played by Anne Dorval who faces severe problems in taking care of her unusual kid with a violent attitude. Depres is a single mother who overcomes severe hurdles to raise her son in a successful manner. The twists and turns unfurled accordingly will create a perfect impact upon the audience.
Steve Depres is the violent kid played by Antonie-Oliver Pilon. Meanwhile, it is because of the surprising element experienced by Ms. Depres who receives the much needed financial support in a mysterious manner. The manner in which she receives financial assistance whenever desired the most proves to be the central theme of the movie. The viewers are treated to a kind of magnetic effect because of the stellar performances of all main characters in a natural manner. The way in which each character unfolds as the movie progresses in a realistic manner has won many a heart. The emotions displayed by Depres in taking care of her son prove to be the highlight of the movie.
The turning point of the Mommy movie is the introduction of acclaimed actress Suzanne Clement in the form of the new neighbor Kyla who is known to support the requirements of kids. It is because of the immense association of the central characters with the movie's pace set in an attractive manner because of which maximum attention has been garnered across the world. Perhaps, this is the exact reason why it received special jury prize at 2014 Cannes Film Festival as well. The way in which director Xavier Dolan concentrated upon each character to obtain maximum performance is the best feature of the Mommy movie.
Diane explains to her neighbor Kyla that Steve is affected with ADHD due to which he has been expelled out the juvenile facility as well. Sympathetic feelings are generated that prompts Kyla to support them financially. Several events of viewers' interest have been dealt in an artistic manner. For instance, the costumes and designs in the background are dealt in a perfect manner to produce a scintillating effect upon the audience. Perhaps, this ploy has worked in an ideal fashion resulting in the movie being a perfect watch for sure. Unique glimpse of the boldness of the movie is another reason to watch it.
Mommy is a must watch movie for those sensitive hearts who feel for every single feeling to a maximum extent. Perhaps, there are times during which the entire movie has been carried upon the shoulders of Diane alone. The way in which the emotions have been displayed at crucial junctures prove to be making all the difference in an ideal manner for sure. Finding an effective means to take care of her troubled son is something that has been depicted in the most natural manner. Mommy movie has already received a lot of critical acclaim making it a watchable film more than once.