The Second Mother

2015 • 111 minutes
4.5
13 reviews
97%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Vals estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means.
Rating
R
4.5
13 reviews
Alex Ram
February 1, 2016
A slap in the face of the Brazilian people. This movie shows the reality of how not just mades but how citizens of the lower class are treated in Brazil. Brazil have an abstract Casta system in which wealth people abuse the power and redefine modern slavery.
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Gabriela Sousa Guedes
November 2, 2019
Yep, this is what real life is about. Loved it!
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