Mommy (2014 film)
|Directed by||Xavier Dolan|
|Written by||Xavier Dolan|
|Edited by||Xavier Dolan|
|Distributed by||Les Films Séville|
|Box office||$8.7 million|
Mommy is a 2014 Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. It was selected as the Canadian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.
The film stars Anne Dorval as Diane Després, a widowed mother who is overwhelmed by the difficulty of raising her troubled, sometimes violent son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) as a single parent. Després then begins to receive assistance and support from her mysterious new neighbour Kyla (Suzanne Clément).
- Anne Dorval as Diane "Die" Després
- Antoine-Olivier Pilon as Steve Després
- Suzanne Clément as Kyla
- Alexandre Goyette as Patrick
- Patrick Huard as Paul Béliveau
On 21 May 2014, Mommy received a four-star rating from The Guardian reviewer Peter Bradshaw, who described the film as "a splashy, transgressive treat, from trailer-trash chat to unexpected sex and surprising emotional depth". The film premiered on 22 May 2014, at the Cannes Film Festival, concluding with a 13-minute standing ovation. Following Dolan's receipt of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Guardian writer Xan Brooks introduced the film as "a boisterous Oedipal comedy".
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 90% "fresh" rating, based on 61 reviews, with an average score of 7.9/10; the site's consensus states: "As challenging as it is rewarding, Mommy finds writer-director Xavier Dolan taking another impressive step forward." On Metacritic, the film holds an average score of 79, based on 14 critics, indicating "Generally favorable reviews" in accordance with the website's standards.
An official soundtrack for the film hasn't been released yet. However, these are the songs included on the film in order of appearance.
- Childhood — Craig Armstrong
- Building a Mystery — Sarah McLachlan
- White Flag — Dido
- Colorblind — Counting Crows
- On ne change pas — Celine Dion
- Blue (Da Ba Dee) — Eiffel 65
- Wonderwall — Oasis
- Welcome to My Life — Simple Plan
- Vivo per lei — Andrea Bocelli
- Phase — Beck
- Experience — Ludovico Einaudi
- Born to Die — Lana Del Rey
- Counting Stars — Sugarcult
- Anything Could Happen — Ellie Goulding [A]
A These songs aren't featured in the film, but are featured on the trailer.
|Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Camerimage||Bronze Frog for Best Cinematography||André Turpin||Won|
|3rd Canadian Screen Awards||Best Motion Picture||Mommy||Pending|
|Achievement in Art Direction||Colombe Raby||Pending|
|Achievement in Costume Design||Xavier Dolan||Pending|
|Achievement in Cinematography||André Turpin||Pending|
|Achievement in Direction||Xavier Dolan||Pending|
|Achievement in Editing||Xavier Dolan||Pending|
|Achievement in Makeup||Maina Militza||Pending|
|Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||Antoine Olivier Pilon||Pending|
|Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Anne Dorval||Pending|
|Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||Suzanne Clément||Pending|
|Achievement in Overall Sound||Sylvain Brassard, Jocelyn Caron, François Grenon, Luc Landry||Pending|
|Achievement in Sound Editing||Sylvain Brassard, Benoît Dame, Isabelle Favreau, Guy Francoeur||Pending|
|Best Original Screenplay||Xavier Dolan||Pending|
|2014 Cannes Film Festival||Prix du Jury||Xavier Dolan||Won|
|40th César Awards||Best Foreign Film||Mommy||Pending|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014||Best Foreign Language Film||Mommy||Nominated|
|Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur||Best Actor||Antoine-Olivier Pilon||Won|
|Best Actress||Anne Dorval
|Best Cinematography||André Turpin||Won|
|30th Independent Spirit Awards||Best Foreign Film||Mommy||Pending|
|20th Lumières Awards||Best French-Language Film||Mommy||Pending|
|Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Picture||Mommy||Nominated|
|Best Foreign Language Film||Mommy||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Anne Dorval||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Suzanne Clément||Nominated|
|19th Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Motion Picture||Anne Dorval||Pending|
|Best International Film||Mommy||Pending|
|Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival||Best North American Independent Film||Mommy||Won|
|Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Canadian Film||Mommy||Nominated|
|Best Director of a Canadian Film||Xavier Dolan||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Canadian Film||Antoine-Olivier Pilon||Won|
|Best Actress in a Canadian Film||Anne Dorval||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film||Suzanne Clément||Won|
|Best Screenplay for a Canadian Film||Xavier Dolan||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||Mommy||Nominated|
- List of submissions to the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Canadian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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- Peter Bradshaw (21 May 2014). "Cannes 2014 review: Mommy - dearest work yet from Xavier Dolan". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
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- Xan Brooks (25 May 2014). "Cannes festival ready for shut-eye after Winter Sleep wins Palme d'Or". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Mommy". 15 January 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
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- "Le 29ème Palmarès!". FIFF. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
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- "Birdman leads Satellite Awards Nominations". The Wrap. 1 Dec 2014. Retrieved 1 Dec 2014.
- "Lucifer wins the Black Nights Grand Prix". Cineuropa. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
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- Mommy at the Internet Movie Database
- Mommy at Box Office Mojo
- Mommy at Rotten Tomatoes
- Mommy at Metacritic