The Waltons' Homecoming

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Gentle tale of '30s family has mild language and peril.

NR 2021 80 minutes

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age 10+

Details overlooked

One glaring omission - there are only 6 Walton children in this remake. What happened to Ben? The house doesn't look at all like a farmhouse. Glaring detail - the door is on the far right, yet the inside shots show that the kitchen is to the immediate right. Poetic license aside, another detail overlooked. And then the scene where Grampa is at the family cemetery. He says the land was given to his grandfather by the local native Americans out of gratitude for that grandfather saving a child's life. However, Grampa cites the year 1925. The Waltons' remake takes place in the 1930's. So Grampa's grampa was an adult more than 200 years ago. Doesn't anyone pay attention to details. The storyline is the same as the original Homecoming so that's fine But if the Executive Producer is Earl Hamner's daughter or sister, how were the 7th child and the timeline overlooked? Also, why was it necessary to use words like "damn"? Seems out of character for this family in the 1930's.
age 10+

Great Remake

I thought the movie was great. Huge Waltons fan, so I was skeptical. I would love to watch it with the grandkids but the kids in the movie swear. Pretty disappointed in that. The house is too nice, kids dressed too well, and lots of other little unrealistic things, but since it’s a feel good story I’m okay with all that. Just not okay with cussing kids. Unnecessary. Actors did a great job.

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