24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Emotional, Captivating and Ethereal,
This review is from: My Brother Tom [DVD] (DVD)
I just bought My Brother Tom recently and watched it last night. I thought it was a very impressive film. The performances by both main characters are really strong- especially Ben Whishaw as Tom. The subject matter is in no way new or untreaded waters(abuse, young romance, escapism, puberty etc) but i really liked how this film dealt with it's themes. It managed to show the dark side very well while keeping it very beautiful with the camera work and certain scenes that had such an ethereal beauty to them.
The ending is unusual and not very definitive but it makes you think about it and i spent hours dwelling on it and the film overall afterwards. It really is a powerful film and one that i feel compelled to watch again quite soon.
While watching it i was reminded of two films that deal with similar issues: Mysterious Skin and Disco Pigs, both of which are two brilliant films that are well worth chekcing out and boast flawless performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbett in MS and Cillian Murphy in DP. And if you've seen either of them and liked them i'd say you'll definitely enjoy My Brother Tom and i'd recommmend you check it out.