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The other Tom (El Otro Tom)

(NR) OUTSIDER PICTURES - 111 min
  • DIRECTOR: RODRIGO PLA & LAURA SANTULLO
  • STARRING: JULIA CHAVEZ, ISRAEL RODRIGUEZ BERTORELLI

SHOWTIMES 10/14/2022 (change date):

Synopsis:

Winner - Best Actress Tokyo Film Festival

Winner - Best Director Warsaw Film Festival

Winner - Best Director Morelia Film Festival 

Elena is a single mother who relies on Social Services. Her son Tom has behavioral issues and is stigmatized at school as a “problem child.” An absent father further complicates their difficult relationship. Tom is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed psychiatric medication, but a strange accident alerts his mother as to its side effects. When Elena refuses to continue administering the drugs to Tom, Social Services threaten to remove him from her custody.

 

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Overall Rating Based on 4 Reviews
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Variety
5 out of 5 stars

"The film's intimate scenes of mother-son discord are remarkable"

September 29, 2022
"The film's intimate scenes of mother-son discord are remarkable"

Always good movies
5 out of 5 stars

"A finely crafted picture"

September 29, 2022
"A finely crafted picture"

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Screen Zealots
5 out of 5 stars

"Director's Rodrigo Pla and Laura Santullo have created a strong, engaging drama"

September 29, 2022
"Director's Rodrigo Pla and Laura Santullo have created a strong, engaging drama"

Screen International
5 out of 5 stars

"Intimate... absorbing...Powerful central performances"

September 29, 2022
"Intimate... absorbing...Powerful central performances"

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