8.1/10
44,254
56 user 249 critic

Mommy (2014)

Trailer
2:31 | Trailer
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writer:

Xavier Dolan (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
3,896 ( 3)
52 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy
Heartbeats (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A drama that charts ten years in a transgender woman's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux
Adele: Hello (Video 2015)
Short | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

With a new song and a brand new music video Adele shows betrayal, regret and sorrow.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Adele, Tristan Mack Wilds
Indochine: College Boy (Video 2013)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage boy is bullied by his peers. The persecutions escalate quickly throughout the video and lead to his crucifixion.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Antoine L'Écuyer, Alexandre Cabana
Elephant Song (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.

Director: Charles Binamé
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, Carrie-Anne Moss
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Emily Hampshire
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama focusing on a group of friends in their late 20s.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk
Crime | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Dorval ... Diane 'Die' Després
Suzanne Clément ... Kyla
Antoine Olivier Pilon ... Steve O'Connor Després
Patrick Huard ... Paul
Alexandre Goyette ... Patrick
Michèle Lituac Michèle Lituac ... Directrice du centre correctionnel
Viviane Pascal Viviane Pascal ... Marthe (as Viviane Pacal)
Natalie Hamel-Roy Natalie Hamel-Roy ... Natacha
Isabelle Nélisse ... Fille de Kyla
Ted Pluviose ... Chauffeur de taxi
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Gardien de sécurité #1
Reda Guerinik Reda Guerinik ... Gardes de securite
Justin Laramée Justin Laramée ... Gardes de securite
Sabrina Bisson Sabrina Bisson ... DJ Karaoke
Huguette Gervais Huguette Gervais ... Calssiere librairie
Edit

Storyline

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 Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"We still love each other, right?" - "That's we're best at, buddy."

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 October 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamica See more »

Filming Locations:

Chambly, Québec, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$473,882, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$3,494,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,156,856
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1:1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Steve Després: 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cotton Wool (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to My Life
Written by Pierre Bouvier, Jeff Stinco, Sebastien Lefebvre, David Desrosiers and Chuck Comeau
Performed by Simple Plan
Produced by Bob Rock
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely Stunning Film
23 May 2018 | by canberk_songurSee all my reviews

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


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 56 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed