Other People

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A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he's "doing okay."

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The moments between mother and son are some of the most intimate and moving of the film.
62d ago
B/A+
Somehow, almost miraculously, Shannon makes her character become stronger as she gets weaker. It’s a wonderful performance.
62d ago
Indeed, had Kelly been more focussed with David, the film’s conclusion might have been more moving. Either way, Kelly’s earnest, reportedly auto-biographical film has a lot of l...
62d ago
Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly makes an auspicious directorial debut (and a great Sundance opener) with this profoundly touching film about a gay comic slowly coming to ...
62d ago
75/100
Deeply personal screenwriting and a superlative performance by Molly Shannon as a dying mom lift Other People above the level of many similar tragedy-inflected indie comedies.
62d ago
B-/A+
Other People has enough insight to compensate for its self-pitying hero.
62d ago
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