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An impulsive widow (Isabelle Huppert) and her 17-year-old son (Louis Garrel) become increasingly attracted to each other at their summer house.

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Critic Reviews for My Mother

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  • Jul 21, 2016
    Despite how flat it seems at first, this French film is so provocative and perverse that I'm afraid a lot of people won't get its point, and I love how it explores the vulnerability of Garrel's character through his constant nudity and overflowing sexual desire.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2009
    European cinema at its best! Producer Paulo Branco has been producing some of the best films and best directors in Europe and this is one of the latest ones. Absolutely amazing, in depicting obsession, incest, dysfunction, love, selfishness, acceptation, pain... It's particularly brilliant how time and space is (not) presented. The ending is terrific and the perfect conclusion to the story. Absolutely superb, a film I think only French could have the audacity to do... I hope European Cinema gets more protection so that we can keep watching these master pieces, otherwise we'll just have to stay dumb watching the main pop corn stream...
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2009
    SPOILER ALERT - I really thought I knew what I was getting with this movie. I knew there was a sexually confused son, back from boarding school who has an odd relationship with his mother. And I knew it was NC-17. And I actually thought most of the movie was pretty B/B- worthy. BUT the last 20 minutes or so goes from unconventional, to uncomfortable, to just plain FUCKED Up. And just when I thought it was over, the son jerks off to his dead mom.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2009
    provocative and there's not really a great deal of incest in it so don't be put off by that. it's worth a watch. just a shame about the very rushed and shit ending. i found it funny at times actually. call me crazy but a mother telling her son how much of a slut she is just seems hilarious to me! i think there's black comedy in there somewhere if you have a bit of a sick mind
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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