I Killed My Mother by Xavier Dolan was a stunning achievement as his debut film. It’s the story of a boy trying to cope with his ridiculous mother as his life spirals downward into a pit-less hell. Both acting and screenwriting were superb. His style and motifs were still in development which shows more in Heartbeats, but he does something very interesting in transitions with the film. Dramatic, heartbreaking, and real, recommended.