Tom & Thomas

2002 PG 1h 50m DVD

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Tom & Thomas

2002 PG 1h 50m DVD
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Separated their entire lives, identical twin boys Thomas and Tom (both played by Aaron Johnson) reunite under dire circumstances. When child smugglers kidnap his newfound brother, Tom bravely sets out to save him and derail the criminals' lucrative racket. Directed by Dutch filmmaker Esmé Lammers, this exciting family drama also stars Inday Ba, Derek de Lint and Sean Bean as Thomas's adoptive father.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
  • Sean Bean
  • Inday Ba
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Ryan Nelson
  • Derek de Lint
  • Bill Stewart
  • Sean Harris
  • Geraldine James
  • Jonathan Schwerzmann
  • Romaine Fagin
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Reviews

age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this British movie about twins separated at birth is marketed as family friendly but the language ("s--t" three times by a 9-year-old) and some intense scenes make it best for tweens and up. Children are kidnapped by some really creepy guys in an adoption racket and in a climatic scene one twin tries to save another and almost dies. There's also some bullying, beating with a switch (leaving Tom with two big welts on his back), and a few tense chases involving a rottweiler.

Sexual Content

One kiss between adults and some comments from Paul's agent calling one woman "delicious." Paul keeps telling his agent he's painting a series of nudes.

Violence

Thomas visits his adoptive mother's grave and there's some talk about the mother who couldn't keep him. Tom is chased through his school and then beaten with a switch and two long marks remain on his back. Talk of orphans being drugged and kidnapped for an adoption racket; Tom sees one kid loaded into a car. The climatic action has one twin drugged and kidnapped and the other almost killed as a plane stowaway. A man brandishes a gun in the airport. Bullies and a rottweiler both chase and torment the twins. One bad guy head-butts and bloodies another.

Language

"S--t" is said three times by a 9-year-old. Plus British slang "sod" and "bloody hell."

Social Behavior

Bravery and teamwork save the day. And there's a very positive depiction of a widowed father raising an adopted son. But in one scene a character shoplifts, and in another the twins cheat on tests by trading places; both are seen as acceptable.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A mention that the twins' biological mother was an alcoholic.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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