Aline Arruda
Devan Coggan
September 02, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Second Mother

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
94 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/28/15
performer
Regina Case, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas
director
Anna Muylaert
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

Live-in housekeeper Val (Regina Casé) has cooked, cleaned, and essentially raised her wealthy employers’ teenage son for 13 years in Sao Paulo. But when her own estranged daughter Jessica (Carmila Márdila) comes to live with her, Val starts to reconsider what motherhood really means as her ambitious daughter quickly violates the home’s unspoken class barriers. This Brazilian drama offers a nuanced, often funny look at family and social status, and Casé’s performance is both heartbreaking and hilarious.  A-

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