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A Monster Calls
A young boy is in denial about the imminent death of his mother and so a monster steps in to teach him how to face reality and accept the inevitable. Conor O' Malley's mom is dying from cancer and to make matter's worse, everyone around him including Conor himself, is in serious denial about this fact. At home, Conor's mother pretends that she is fine despite the fact that the myriad of treatments she undergoes are clearly not effective and she never onc...