A struggling gay comedy writer in New York City (Jesse Plemons) – fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worse year of his life – returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother (Molly Shannon) in this affecting family drama from “Saturday Night Live” writer Chris Kelly.
“Shannon plays this suburban woman, a teacher, with such simple, heartbreaking realism…” — People
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“The movie belongs to Shannon … the SNL veteran digs into the role of a dying mother grappling with regret with subtle ferocity… Somehow, almost miraculously, Shannon makes her character become stronger as she gets weaker. It’s a wonderful performance.”– Entertainment Weekly
“Kelly depicts a deep filial love that isn’t dependent on complete telepathic understanding.”– The Hollywood Reporter
“Smart, lovely, funny, occasionally edgy, slightly cynical and ultimately heart-tugging.”– Richard Roeper, The Chicago Sun-Times
“Small moment by small moment, Other People turns Kelly’s own experiences caring for his mother into something touchingly universal.”– Screen International
“Emotions run deep and wide here; anyone who’s ever lost a parent, longed for love and acceptance, or tried to find his or her true self should easily relate. It’s a terrific film.”– Los Angeles Times