When We Last Spoke Review
One of the things we’ve been able to do MORE of since all this chaos started, is to watch more family movies together. Unfortunately, that isn’t always as easy as you might think. You may not know this about me, but I collect various vintage things (1960s and 1970s). I mostly stick to vintage kitchenware and vintage Sesame Street items. But since this movie is set in the late 1960s, I really wanted to watch it.
It can be tricky to find a movie that is truly family-friendly. This is a review of When We Last Spoke so I was paid for my time to watch and share this movie with you and my opinion is entirely my own.
The movie starts with two sisters who are separated by more than just distance, as we learn through some giggle-inducing dialogue from actresses Darby Camp and Chandler Head. We soon discover how these sisters grew up as the movie takes up back to 1967 for the beginning of our journey.
I really enjoyed the quirky characters that the girls meet in the country town of Fireside. And, the movie folks did a great job with the vintage props and clothing.
And, speaking of vintage things…do you recognize that character? Um, yes it is! “Sprout” from Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert. I found it very comforting to see a familiar face in a movie. Especially during these uncertain times.
Great Family Movie for the Entire Family
I was afraid this would be too “chick flick” for my 11-year-old boy, but he watched it and enjoyed it. (He’s a tween–he doesn’t admit anything with me is fun to do!) But I can tell when he’s genuinely interested in something as he asks questions about it, which he did during the movie.
The movie brings a poignant mix of sweet and sad moments, lending us several opportunities for conversation with the children. And since the language was totally family-friendly and kid-appropriate we didn’t have to cover ears (or eyes) during any scenes of the movie! #score
I love explaining things to him, but don’t like surprises that I’m not ready for. And let’s be honest, that can even happen nowadays on daytime TV or your evening news.
No worries here, though!
The press release describes When Last We Spoke as “Richly packed with plenty of quirky characters and hilarious escapades, When We Last Spoke is a timeless movie for all ages that digs in deep to things that matter most—family, friends, love, and forgiveness.”
And honestly, that feels like a tall order when I consider a few of the movies that didn’t quite live up to the “wholesome family fun” label they were given. So this movie was a huge breath of fresh air for me when it totally lived up to my expectations.
Tickets for ‘When We Last Spoke’
You can grab your tickets for When We Last Spoke HERE.
Mark your calendars because theater dates are October 27, 29, 30 and 31. Get your popcorn ready and enjoy a fun family movie this fall!