I Killed My Mother Reviews
Hubert is at odds with his mom. He is 16 and studies art. She is a pain in the ass for him as they just fight and manipulate all the time. There is loads of love here, but it's under the shade of hate. Things does not get much better when the mom finds out about Huberts sexuality.
This is known as a semi-autobiographical story and I absolutely buy that. The story is as powerful as it is beautifully shot. Fantastic acting and the film never feel flat. It's hard to look away from the film. Intense and down to earth, typical but stil an original story.
Xavier was only 16 when he wrote the script and 20 years old when he directed it. This is a fantastic debut in most ways. I still got "Mommy" as a favorite of his, but this comes close and is only the second film I've seen from the young master that seem to be one of my favorite directors at the moment.
8.5 out of 10 car lifts.
-I'd die tomorrow.
A coming of age,true and raw story,about a boy and his relationship with his mum.Mother's do not understand everything,can be annoying sometimes,we may hate them other times,but at the end of the day all of us miss the peacefull and calm,long-gone days of the past when our mothers meant everything to us.
VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent... (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)
"I Killed My Mother" is a movie about communication between two people who have trouble expressing themselves to each other. As far as Hubert goes, he is at an age when he is just starting to define who he is and who he wants to be and does not feel supported by his mother. As far as Xavier Dolan goes, he shows promise as a director, especially in his use of two-shots. But ironically enough he has trouble communicating with the audience about his specific point of view. To quote Hubert's teacher(Suzanne Clement), who talks to their mother like this? Which is a question the movie never satisfactorily answers.