Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
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 ...Written by
When Diane, Steve, and Kyla are having dinner, Steve tells a story about how when he was little and his parents didn't want him to understand their conversations, they would speak in English. Steve says that most conversations ended with either "shut up" or "f*** off." He then says that he tried to befriend a little girl who spoke English by telling her to "shut up" and "f*** off," because those were the only English phrases he knew, and he didn't know what that meant. In the DVD commentary, Anne Dorval actually admits that this is her own personal experience from when she was little, and that she told a neighborhood child to "shut up." Xavier Dolan thought her story was funny and decided to put it into the movie. See more »
I wanted to tell you... I just wanted to thank you for your patience. I know I'm rough. Like Grandma used to say when I was younger, that I was rough. Now I get it, why she said that. So I'm sorry. And when I think about the times when... When I think about how much maybe I hurt you... After, when I get my shit together... I'm so fucking sad because you deserve so much better than a fucking retard like me! So... What matters is... I'm thinking about you here, and I love you.
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It can be easily said that Xavier Dolan is one the foremost directors of our time and he proved this by making this gorgeous film.
The film contains so much dramatic elements and uses them accurately. Furthermore, there are some scenes that are so humorous.
You might see yourself while giggling those scenes.
If we talk about cast and performances , we could say the actor,playing Steve, showed us one of the most perfect
teenager performances who tries to deal with psychological problems
and the mother made us feel the reality of the low class Canadian family.Of course the other leading actress succesfully accompanied them.
The way of Xavier Dolan's using musics was great.
Although the musics were well-known by people by us, we literally effected all of them thanks to Xavier Dolan's wise.
Espically the scene that consisted of the music Exprience by Ludovico Einaudi is the best scene of the film.I just froze.
The film has some shortcomings, one of them is scenario.The Script was relatively standart.
It was usual and not able to make us really suprise. But don't worry probably you won't care while watching because of its awesome atmosphere.
Another shortcoming is that The film ,towards in the midlle of it,was dull. It was not only dull but also boring.
Nonetheless, it was be able to overcome after some boring scenes.
You were being able to find yourself watching the film without even taking breath.
What is great about this film is that we could see marvelous performances and of course the expertism of the Xavier Dolan's directing.
Score : 9/10
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