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Good stories don't necessarily make good movies.Witness "Mommy," the 2014 feature of Canadian writer-director Xavier Dolan, which is has just started its Beirut theatrical run.At the center of the story is Diane Despres (Anne Dorval), a 40-something mother who dresses like she's still 18 and living in the 1980s, who's just rented a house in Saint-Hubert.Since being widowed three years earlier, Die's been unable to handle her son.Soon Kyla is Die's regular wine-drinking partner and Steve's teacher.Xavier Dolan has directed five features, several of which have taken significant prizes at A-list international festivals."Mommy" is among those films that prove far more interesting than the plot summary suggests. For one thing, Dolan has provided his actors with plenty of room to inject comic moments into the proceedings.
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