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Xavier Dolan Names ‘It’ His Favorite Movie of the Century: ‘This is What Entertainment Should Always Be’

"It" is smashing records at the box office and making big fans out of Cannes-winning auteurs like Xavier Dolan.

"It"

“It”

It” was destined to be a box office hit, but even Warner Brothers has to be shocked at the Stephen King adaptation’s record-breaking success over it first three days. The Andy Muschietti-directed movie opened to a monstrous $123 million, making it one of the biggest debuts for an R-rated movie and the absolute biggest horror opening weekend in history. The film has revived the box office after a historically low summer, but it’s also making admirers out of industry heavyweights, none more so than Xavier Dolan.

The Cannes-winning director, who is currently in post-production on “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” took some time this weekend to see “It,” and to say he adored it would be a massive understatement. Dolan quickly took to Twitter, where he proclaimed “It” was his new favorite movie of the century.

Dolan followed this grand statement with a passionate Instagram post describing just how much the movie meant for him. “This is what entertainment should always be like, and also what it so rarely is,” the director said. “It should always have standards, and treat you with respect for your taste and intelligence.” Read Dolan’s entire “It” reaction in the post below:

“It” is now playing in theaters nationwide. Dolan’s “John F. Donovan” does not have a U.S. distributor or a release date yet. He’ll most likely be taking it to one of the early 2018 festivals, perhaps Berlin.

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