Xavier Dolan directs Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément in this drama about a violently troubled teen who finds himself back in the care of his abrasive but loving mother.
Well acted and expressively shot but you feel like it doesn’t really have anywhere to go after its introductory title cards. So wallow in grating characters’ misery wondering if the horny brat will ever calm down long enough for the closeted housewives to get it on. Digital melodrama. Sirk without the restraint, Ray without the warmth.
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