Posted: 12/30/2009

 

Tom and Thomas

by Del Harvey




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Young Tom is on the run. He’s being chased by child smugglers when he runs into Thomas (Aaron Johnson). It’s a bit of a surprise for both of them as they are exact doubles of each other. In fact, they might be twins. Even though they went through nine years without meeting each other, both of them had a feeling the other existed. When they finally do cross paths, Thomas, a middle-class Londoner, decides to help doppelganger Tom expose the child-smuggling ring connected to the orphanage in which he lives.
Tom and Thomas is a modern-day tale with Dickensian overtones stars Aaron Johnson (The Greatest) as both Tom and Thomas. Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Ronin) stars as the latter’s father a painter. Derek de Lint (The L Word) is Mr. Bancroft. The film was written and directed by Esme Laumers and was released on DVD on December 8th.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.



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