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When We Last Spoke

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Grandparents raise girls who've lost parents; mature themes.

Movie NR 2019 120 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

This sweet, nostalgic film will make you yearn to hug, call, or drive home to your loved ones.

Oh my. I’m feeling all the feels. I laughed, sighed, gasped, and cried (a lot) during the last hour and forty-seven minutes. When We Last Spoke overflows with love, family, friends, and the sweet spirit of forgiveness. I enjoyed every single character in this meaningful film. The unconventional family dynamic of Walt (Popo) Ruby (Mamaw) Juliet (Rabbit) and Evangeline (Squirrel) warmed my heart. It was fun being transported back to the music and atmosphere of the late 60s, and the southern culture and the stability of the North Star gave this story added depth and charm. I loved the actors, the acting, the humor, and the touching moments. I loved Cloris Leachman’s humorous and tender moments, Corbin Bernsen as an older, gentle soul, and Melissa Gilbert as the endearing family matriarch. But I especially enjoyed Darby Camp and Chandler Head (the young girls.) They are remarkable and lovable little actors! This sweet, nostalgic film will make you yearn to hug, call, or drive home to your loved ones. Disclosure: Many thanks to Last Spoke Partners for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Melissa Gilbert and Corbin Bernsen give warm, flawless performances that together stand When We Last Spoke on its admirably sturdy spine. The soundtrack tours 50 or so years of pop and other music, a score purposed to engender an audience's appreciation for times that may seem simpler but probably weren't. The movie isn't without its faults. A few scenes drag on a bit. It's hard to believe two little kids could, or would, take over a radio show without a hitch. And Evangeline's central complaint seems somewhat overblown and underexplained once it's revealed. But the overarching sentiments expressed and virtues recommended here -- the importance of love, forgiveness, and patience -- far outweigh the failings. As in another flawed but involving drama, Terms of Endearment, tears will be jerked, so have your hankies ready.

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