Despite yelling, 'Mommy' a heartbreaking tale

January 30, 2015 8:06 AM

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"Mommy" sheds harsh light on the day-to-day torment of caring for and containing a teen son with severe behavioral problems. At times, it's hard on the eyes, but it's really hell on the ears.

A Quebecois widowed mother in her mid-40s, Diane "Die" Despres (Anne Dorval) retrieves her extremely wayward only child, Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon), from a youth detention center after he gets kicked out for setting another boy on fire.

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