Darkly funny, enormously moving and wonderfully observed, writer-director Chris Kelly’s “Other People” makes a fine companion piece to the recent “The Hollars,” another strong, idiosyncratic, real-life-inspired film about an adult son’s return home to be with his ill mother. Watching “Other People,” though, may require a few more Kleenex.

The movie, which opened the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and closed this summer’s Outfest Los Angeles, stars a superb Jesse Plemons as David, a struggling comedy writer whose wry, empathetic mom (Molly Shannon, also great) is dying of cancer.

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