THE OTHER TOM – Review by Liz Braun

The Other Tom is a deceptively quiet film about a single mother and her little boy and her struggle to do the right thing for her child. Within that structure the story covers a lot of ground about gender, race and class and is sharp-eyed in its observations about the extra obstacles created for anyone on the public purse. The bond between mother and son is the heart of The Other Tom, and it’s a bond underlined by a camera that never really looks fully at any other character.

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