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All Together Now

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Book-based teen drama uplifts despite sad scenes.

Movie PG 2020 92 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+


Incredible story of growth dealing with problems from outside and with in
age 16+

it not for children

This movie literally just shows us how pretentious a human can be how sad the fact is that she is just prideful (in receiving help) and how its okay to lie to your friends and every one that literally cares about you and how you live in a make believe world

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This heartwarming tale is held together by a strong central performance from Hawaiian-born actress Cravalho. The film touches on the very real issue of teens being unhoused, but not in a didactic way. In fact, Cravalho (best known as the voice of Moana) infuses Amber with such energy as a well-adjusted, cheerful, and kind young woman, despite her hardships, that you can't help liking her. The film and Cravalho do a crafty job pulling you in so that you're invested when things take a turn for the worse, which they definitively do in this story based on the YA novel Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick, who also wrote The Silver Linings Playbook.

Some audiences will be drawn to All Together Now by the high-profile supporting actors, namely Carol Burnett and Fred Armisen. Neither has an especially standout role, and Armisen in particular feels under-used. The iconic city of Portland, Oregon, is also under-exploited as the setting. Two other recent releases come to mind as making more of their Pacific Northwest backgrounds: Netflix's drizzly Washington-set The Half of It and Disney's quirky Portland-set Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Lyrics on the soulful soundtrack notably echo the storyline.

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