Matthew Lickona 2:02 p.m., Sept. 23
The Other Son (Le fils de l'autre)
French drama about an Israeli couple and a Palestinian couple who discover that their teenage sons were accidentally switched at birth. It’s not as dreadful as it sounds. The family melodrama and performances — particularly by Emmanuelle Devos and Areen Omari as the boys’ mothers — are quite effective. But when it comes to politics, this isn’t much better than The Parent Trap. Co-written (along with Nathalie Saugeon) and directed by Lorraine Levy. With Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk, and Mehdi Dehbi. 2012.