12 Février 2016
I hate this place and I love this place and I don't know if I want to go as far away as possible or never leave.
This polyphonic novel explores life on the Shore, which is an island-chain off the coast of Virginia. Jumping from one era to another (from the 90s to the late eighteen hundreds, then back to the 80s, etc.), this promising young author (this is her first novel) explores the destinies of several generations of people bound by blood and fate. Even though I have to admit I did not really like her final jump *spoiler alert* into an apocalyptic future (the last chapter takes place in the year 2143) and I wish she had spent more time fleshing out characters who only got a one-chapter-cameo, I think Taylor produced a powerful work that is sometimes very violent but always humanistic.
I'm a bit late reviewing this one, especially since I feel that pretty much everyone I know watched this movie as soon as it came out in theaters. I finally saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it, although I have to admit that, being on a similar theme (a strained mother-son relationship), I liked Dolan's I Killed My Mother better. Still, Mommy is more proof that Dolan is a masterful director with a unique style.
Sur le coup, je suis un peu à la bourre, surtout étant donné le fait qu'il semblerait que presque tout le monde soit allé voir ce film dès sa sortie au cinéma. Je l'ai enfin regardé hier et j'ai beaucoup aimé, même si, sur un thème similaire (un rapport mère-fils tendu), je préfère le premier film de Xavier Dolan : J'ai tué ma mère. Toutefois, Mommy est un nouveau témoignage de la dextérité cinématographique et de l'originalité stylistique de Xavier Dolan.