I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2011)

Based on a true story, I'm Glad That My Mother is Alive explores childhood trauma and its dire consequences on adult life. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Sophie Cattani as Julie takes us with her over several borders, and Vincent Rottiers as the latter-day Thomas is complete in his inchoate anger at fate.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

One of the film's strengths is its detached, even-handed view of someone whose turbulence and fits of rage are ultimately inexplicable, as is often the case in real life.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Titillating, thought-provoking, confidently made, involving and well-written and paced all accurately describe this wonderful film.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The narrative easily goes back and forth in time; despite its Oedipal subtext, it avoids exploitation. Stellar performances by Rottiers and Cattani help keep the movie on track.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Rottiers is excellent at embodying someone who projects vulnerability most when he's attempting strength, and who continually, heartbreakingly searches his mother for signs of attachment or regrets that fail to surface.

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Alan Diment
We Got This Covered

Titillating, thought-provoking, confidently made, involving and well-written and paced all accurately describe this wonderful film.

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Joe Dziemianowicz
New York Daily News

Miller gets points for using a bit of narrative sketchiness to good effect...

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Sam Adams
Time Out New York

Focuses, unsurprisingly, on family ties, although the kind you'll find here are more likely to choke than comfort.

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Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A stirring French familial drama of simmering resentment, anchored by a searing performance from young Vincent Rottiers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Based on a true story, "I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive" is an unsettling character study about Thomas(Vincent Rottiers) who we first meet as a young… More

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