The Second Mother Synopsis
THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son.
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Movie Reviews


By FrankieLovesMovies
This movie is a must see. Funny, smart and touching. A powerful statement about class issues in modern Brazilian society. One of the best films I have ever seen....

Good story

By arnoldtolkin
The acting was superb and the story line was good, but it dragged in spots....

The Second Mother

By barbarakramer
This movie covers all of the emotions experienced by a woman for a child she loves. Val is the long time nanny for a privileged boy as well as the mother of a daughter who has felt deprived for 10...


By silviosalinas
Do not watch...

Surprisingly sweet

By libby_cochran
For a movie with themes including social class oppression and maternal guilt, this was a really sweet, uplifting movie. Marvelous acting performances and good pacing made a nuanced and compelling...

Excellent movie

By marcosmilazzo
This is the kind of movie that will remind you the social challenges around you that you simply have been lead to ignore!...


By sandracoutinho
A perfect portrait of social relations in Brazil and other parts of the world where social inequity prevails....

Sweet, touching, real.

By zephir
Beautiful depiction of the story of many families in Brazil that have to move from one state to another in search of a better life and in many situations they have to leave their children behind. The...

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For Some language and brief drug use.