Sunday, June 21, 2015

Like Father, Like Son

An emotionally closed off businessman and his wife learn the young son they have been parenting is not their own, having been switched at birth, the result of improper maternity ward tagging. Having been put in contact with the family raising their biological son (and thus the true parents of his own son), arrangements are made for each couple to spend time with each child on weekly basis until it is decided which boy will reside in which household. From Japanese director Hirokazy Koreeda, Like Father, Like Son is heartfelt, resonating material which boasts excellent performances and is told at a measured, perhaps a little too measured, pace
*** 1/2 out of ****