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I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive Reviews

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November 11, 2013
Titillating, thought-provoking, confidently made, involving and well-written and paced all accurately describe this wonderful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 19, 2013
Sophie Cattani as Julie takes us with her over several borders, and Vincent Rottiers as the latter-day Thomas is complete in his inchoate anger at fate.
April 21, 2013
Titillating, thought-provoking, confidently made, involving and well-written and paced all accurately describe this wonderful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 2, 2011
A stirring French familial drama of simmering resentment, anchored by a searing performance from young Vincent Rottiers.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 6, 2011
Wrenching stuff, the kind of unrequited love story that, unfortunately, remains all too common in the real world.
September 2, 2011
The narrative easily goes back and forth in time; despite its Oedipal subtext, it avoids exploitation. Stellar performances by Rottiers and Cattani help keep the movie on track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2011
Miller gets points for using a bit of narrative sketchiness to good effect...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2011
One of the film's strengths is its detached, even-handed view of someone whose turbulence and fits of rage are ultimately inexplicable, as is often the case in real life.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2011
Rottiers is excellent at embodying someone who projects vulnerability most when he's attempting strength, and who continually, heartbreakingly searches his mother for signs of attachment or regrets that fail to surface.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 31, 2011
Focuses, unsurprisingly, on family ties, although the kind you'll find here are more likely to choke than comfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2011
A smoothly fractured history of a broken mother-son relationship, which even in its climactic tragedy keeps messy emotions at arm's length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2010
[Claude] Miller is a master of oh-my-God moments that at first seem to come out of nowhere but have been carefully calibrated ..., and here there are plenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2011
Even with this blunt treatment of the material, Rottiers appears lost and unsure, never really settling into his overdetermined role.
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