The Other Half

Director: Joey Klein Year: 2016 Run Time: 103min

Five years after the tragic, unexplained disappearance of his younger brother, Nickie Bellow (Tom Cullen), a British man now living in Toronto, is caught in the throes of an intense depression. He barely maintains contact with his parents, who are still in the U.K., and is all too easily provoked into acts of violence, one of which costs him his job as a waiter. Nickie meets a vivacious aspiring painter named Emily (Tatiana Maslany), toward whom he feels an immediate, and immediately reciprocated, attraction. But if their easy intimacy — afternoons cuddling in the park, private couplings shot with unusual tenderness — initially suggest that Nickie has found his salvation, that illusion is shattered when Emily goes off her meds and her severe form of bipolar disorder resurfaces. 

A psychological drama that centres on a passionate love affair between the self-destructive Nickie and a bi-polar Emily, The Other Half is a moving and realistic depiction of how mental illness can affect family and relationships.


Director(s):

Joey Klein

Writer(s):

Joey Klein

Producer(s):

Joey Klein, Nicole Hilliard-Forde, Jonathan Bronfman

Cast:

Tom Cullen, Tatiana Maslany

Genre(s):

Drama, Romance

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
14A Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon