The Other Tom (2021)

Drama | 111 Minutes
Rating: /10

Movie Info

  • Director: Laura Santullo Rodrigo Pla
  • Actors: Julia Chávez
  • Writer: Laura Santullo & Rodrigo Pla
  • Release Date: September, 2021
  • Genres: Drama
  • Country: US & Mexico
  • Language: English
  • Rating: Unrated

Movie Story

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” in the border city of El Paso, Texas. 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.


“The Other Tom tackles a thorny issue with empathy and understanding, girded at all times by Julia Chávez and Israel Rodríguez’s deeply naturalistic performances.” – Flickering Myth
“A compelling drama about a single mother and her hiperactive son. Great acting, incisive screenplay.” – Cine Vertigo
“An empathetic film that exposes the problems of a system with no interest or tools to support its population.” – La Estatuilla

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival – Orizzonti
Toronto Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema

Trailers & Videos


The Other Tom Trailer


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