MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 311 this week

My Brother Tom (2001)

 -  Drama  -  16 November 2001 (UK)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 670 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 8 critic

A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1008 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 2474 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 8787 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 515 titles
created 28 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "My Brother Tom" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Brother Tom (2001)

My Brother Tom (2001) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Brother Tom.
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Criminal Justice (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Ben Whishaw, Bill Paterson, Con O'Neill
Summer (2006)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mates emerge from latency into their sexual identities. Will and Leung are pals, searching the woods of Hampstead Heath for botanical material Leung needs for a school class. Along the way,... See full summary »

Director: Hong Khaou
Stars: Jay Brown, Peter Peralta
The Booze Cruise (TV Movie 2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Paul Seed
Stars: Martin Clunes, Neil Pearson, Mark Benton
Boy Crush (Video 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Seven short films in which gay youths and young men negotiate society, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. In several, teen boys come out, perhaps first to a close friend - how will the ... See full summary »

Directors: George Barbakadze, Daniel Falcone, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Yuval David, Trace Barnes, David Grant Beck
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Charmed by the residents of Tressock, Scotland, two young missionaries accept the invitation to participate in a local festival, fully unaware of the consequences of their decision.

Director: Robin Hardy
Stars: Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett, Graham McTavish
Enduring Love (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton
Stoned (2005)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.

Director: Stephen Woolley
Stars: Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, Sam Sharwood
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell
The Circle (2014)
Documentary | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Zurich, 1958. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt
Stars: Babett Arens, Aaron Hitz, Martin Hug
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Froelich
Stars: Matt Klemp, Ralf Schirg, Andrew Woodhouse
Beat (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A film about a man walking a paper-thin line between hopelessness and euphoria, testing and pushing the boundaries of conventions and impulse.

Director: Aneil Karia
Stars: Jamie Alderson, Remy Beasly, Katie Burnetts
The Muse I (2014)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Edward Dunstan is an artist obsessed by his muse. Every photograph and every movie conveyed the same meaning: What he wanted to see. His muse waited in vain for him to see her as she was, ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Walker
Stars: Kristen McMenamy, Ben Whishaw
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jessica
...
Tom
...
Sarah
Michael Erskine ...
Ian
...
Jack
Judith Scott ...
Jessica's Mum
Michael Tucek ...
Gang Leader
Michael Power ...
Gang Sidekick
Daniel Bliss ...
Gang Boy
Adam Paul Harvey ...
Gang Boy
...
Gang Boy
...
Jessica's Dad
Emily Barrett ...
Nicola
...
Father Felix
Jonathan Hackett ...
Tom's Dad
Edit

Storyline

A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a private reality that no-one else can enter. Written by Gabriel Jones <gabrieljones@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 2001 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Tom: What's your name?
[she walks off]
Tom: Hey, virgin, what's your name?
Jessica: Stupid!
Tom: What's your name?
Jessica: What's yours?
Tom: Tom. So...
Jessica: It's a secret.
Tom: Alright.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in From Dogma to Dogville: Don't Try This at Home (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Come on Eileen
Written by Kevin Rowland, James Paterson and Kevin Adams
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Surely Dogme inspired
14 September 2004 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

The way it is haphazardly edited, the poor quality of the sound and the general disturbed nature of the plot and it's character's, all suggest that Dom Rotheroe has been watching too much of Lars von Trier at al.

We begin with 15 minutes of absolutely nothing - walking to and from school, little dialogue, little plot development apart from a hedgehog and the odd jump from a tree. But this laboured pacing sets us up for the almost 'mentioned-in-passing' rape of a young schoolgirl by her teacher. In her own bedroom. With her mother downstairs in the living room. We know from here that what we are watching is pretty serious stuff.

With an air of 'Heavenly Creatures', the two kids become almost inseparable, stripping off but doing little more than feeling each other and banging foreheads - we are shown an extremely intense relationship between two seriously messed up children.

I thought I recognised the girl who played Jessica from somewhere else, but looking at her bio there is nothing on there that rings a bell. She puts in an impressive performance which she'll probably never match, and one which I'm sure she'd be disappointed has only been witnessed by a small number.

On the whole, the film was very engaging and very hard-hitting - but the biggest compliment I can give, is that I'm pretty sure Mr von Trier would have loved it.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
PLZZZ HELP ME TO FYND MY BROTHER TOM TO BUY I CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE itzlesee
My Brother Tom lover? - Other underrated films: funky_monkey_8_
So what happened at the very end? chrislis40
Petition For DVD release jonrodge
Worth Watching? silent_protester
What happened? chrislis40
Discuss My Brother Tom (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?