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Like Father Like Son

A Parent's Worst Nightmare

George Heymont | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

What happens to children who are separated from their parents often depends on their survival instincts, their ability to find their way home, or their quick, resourceful thinking.

ReThink Review: Like Father, Like Son -- A Realistic Take on Babies Switched at Birth

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The premise of children being switched at birth seems more like a relic of fables, legends, and lazily written comedies and soap operas. But that's what makes Like Father, Like Son, the Jury Prize winner at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, so terrific.

Movie Review: Like Father, Like Son

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The set-up is a popular literary and cinematic plot contrivance: the switched-at-birth trope. But it is acted out in movingly stark relief in this story that also encompasses notions of nature-vs.-nurture, the distance between social classes and what fatherhood really means.

Popcorn Preview: Like Father, Like Son

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Like Father, Like Son (2013) "Soshite chichi ni naru" Cast includes: Masaharu Fukuyama (Ryomaden), Machiko Ono (The Best Divorce), Yoko Maki (The Fast...

New York Film Festival: 51 and Counting

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd give this year's festival a passing grade, just in terms of featuring movies that neither challenge you to make sense of them nor to stay awake.

Enthusiasm for Kore-eda's "Like Father, Like Son" at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The story is as simple and clean as director Kore-eda's filmmaking style: an upper class couple discovers that their beloved child, aged five, is act...

The Year Adults Became Children

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

It was never an intention of mine to write a retrospective on a film as disposable as Vice Versa, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. (Happy birthday, Vice Versa, I guess?) Actually, the only thing remarkable about Vice Versa is that it was the first movie that taught a 13-year-old me that Hollywood has a habit of recycling ideas. Yes, welcome to 1988: the year of adults becoming children.