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Rating: 8.10/10 from 61000 votes
Tags: oedipus complex
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Forty-six year old Diane Després - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living.

That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Després, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy.

She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him which means only being able to do home based work.

Despite they always yelling expletives at each other and Steve sometimes demonstrating those violent tendencies toward her, Die and Steve truly do love each other, his emotions which are sometimes manifested as an Oedipus complex especially as he seems to need her complete attention most specifically when it is being directed at possible male suitors.

Their lives, both individually and as a family, are affected with the entrance of two of their neighbors. The first is Paul, a lawyer, who does have that sexual interest in Die as he tries to help Steve through his legal problems. The second and more important is Kyla, who lives across the street with her husband Patrick and their adolescent daughter, they who are in transit in their life to wherever Patrick's job will take them. Kyla is a high school teacher on sabbatical as she deals with her own emotional issues, which are manifested in stuttering whenever she feels incapable of dealing with her life. Kyla may find that she needs the Després as much as they need her.

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Building a Mystery
Sarah McLachlan: Writer
Sarah McLachlan: Performer
Pierre Marchand: Produced
Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 8 No. 2 RV 315, 'L'estate', from 'Le quattro stagioni': III. Presto
Antonio Vivaldi: Writer
Fabio Biondi: Performer
White Flag
Dido: Writer
Dido: Performer
Dido: Produced
Marjo: Writer
Marjo: Performer
Adam Duritz: Writer
Counting Crows: Performer
On ne change pas
Céline Dion: Performer
Jean-Jacques Goldman: Writer
Franz Schubert: Writer
Friederike Sailer: Performer
Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Eiffel 65: Performer
Maurizio Lobina: Writer
Maurizio Lobina: Produced
Noel Gallagher: Writer
Noel Gallagher: Produced
Oasis: Performer
Welcome to My Life
Bob Rock: Produced
Simple Plan: Performer
Pierre Bouvier: Writer
Vivo per lei
Andrea Bocelli: Performer
Gatto Panceri: Writer
Beck: Writer
Beck: Performer
Ludovico Einaudi: Performer
Born to Die
Justin Parker: Produced
Lana Del Rey: Writer
Lana Del Rey: Performer

User reviews

Matthew Adams

The soundtrack of Mommy perfectly captures the raw emotions and intensity of the film. Each musical piece enhances the storytelling, creating a powerful and immersive experience for the audience.

Betty Jones

The music choices seemed disjointed and erratic, failing to enhance the scenes or evoke any deeper feelings within me as a viewer.

Ronald King

The combination of haunting melodies and pulsating rhythms in the soundtrack of Mommy creates a unique atmosphere that stays with you long after the movie ends. It is a testament to the skill and creativity of the composer, adding a layer of complexity and beauty to the film that is simply stunning.

Charles Davis

The soundtrack of Mommy did not resonate with me as much as I had hoped. I found it to be overly dramatic and distracting, taking away from the emotional impact of the film.

Linda Nelson

The music choices in Mommy help to create a sense of tension and unease, mirroring the volatile relationships and challenging situations the characters face throughout the film.

Deborah Taylor

The soundtrack of Mommy perfectly captures the raw and intense emotions of the characters, adding depth and complexity to their stories.

Michelle Green

I felt that the soundtrack lacked subtlety and nuance, often overpowering the dialogue and actions on screen rather than complementing them effectively.

Andrew Phillips

The haunting melodies and powerful lyrics of the songs in Mommy linger in the mind long after the movie has ended, enhancing the overall impact of the narrative and leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

Carol Lopez

The use of music in Mommy adds depth and dimension to the characters' emotions, providing a rich and evocative backdrop to their struggles and relationships. The soundtrack truly elevates the film to another level, making it a truly memorable and impactful cinematic experience.