Surviving My Mother (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Surviving My Mother (2007)





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Movie Info

Mambo Italiano director Émile Gaudreault takes the helm for this Montréal-set comedy drama pondering the unique relationships shared between mothers and daughters. As Clara's mother lay dying, she mournfully voices her regret for never taking the time to truly connect with her daughter. Emotionally shattered by this revelation, Clara vows that she will direct all of her energy into bonding with her twenty-one year old daughter Bianca. But sometimes when we probe to deeply into the lives of loved ones we find things that are unexpected and shocking. When Clara realizes just how little she really knows about Bianca, coping with the unsavory truth about her little girl proves more difficult than she ever anticipated.


Véronique Le Flaguais
as Clara's Mother
Danièle Lorain
as Female Doctor
Lucinda Davis
as Policewoman
Penny Mancuso
as Michael's Father
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Critic Reviews for Surviving My Mother

All Critics (1) uneven yet entertaining effort that'll probably have a more positive effect on viewers of the fairer sex (ie this is ultimately a chick flick through and though).

February 22, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Surviving My Mother


An interesting movie. I'm not quite sure if the writer of the movie figured out where it was going to land up, but it involves a woman, her mother who is dying of cancer, and her daughter who is feeling neglected.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Joyfully ironic and most of the time of a truthful ring, Surviving My Mother is an engrossing and biting enough commentary on the guilt caused by a distancing relationship. While the final result has trouble shifiting from comedy to drama in some spots, there is enough humor and heart to guarantee an enjoyable viewing experience, capped with some sharp performances by Ellen David, Caroline Dhavernas and Louison Danis.

Laurence Collin
Laurence Collin

Super Reviewer

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