Relationship between a mother and her child is something unique. Watching this directorial debut by Xavier Dolan, I realized, I've never seen this accurate portrayal of it on screen before. Sure, many films have tried, filming relationships between childer and parents isn't anything new, but where many films decide to lean towards comedy, Xavier Dolan, who by the way started writing the script at the age of 16, takes things to another, perhaps a little extreme, level.
But in the end you'll find out, it's not that extreme at all, Dolan just makes you thing it is, especially with those super heated arguments between Hubert and his mom. But what might seem a little over the top, is for me very realistic portrayal of the torment between the love and hate feelings towards our mothers.