A first impression of ‘The Second Mother’

In Portuguese. Check with theaters for subtitle information.

The conceit of an attractive stranger coming to a wellordered household and shaking things up is a familiar plot device, but when it is done well, as it is in the new Brazilian movie The Second Mother, the result is a terrific story.

Like Jean Renoir’s Boudu Saved from Drowning, which was reworked by Paul Mazursky in the 1980s as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, the film The Second Mother investigates the realities of the class system and shows how barriers can tumble down when an outsider steps in.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-first-impression-of-The-Second-Mother-443050

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