***Disclosure: This post is sponsored by When We Last Spoke. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own, and have not been influenced in any way.***
As a Mom, I am always conscious about what my kids are exposed to, especially in movies and television. So much that's broadcast is just mindless drivel, does nothing at all for character development, and well....A lot of it is just plain inappropriate for younger, more impressionable minds. So I'm a stickler for making sure my kids don't fall down the black abyss that is the entertainment world....In fact, we cut cable years ago and don't really even watch TV.
Best decision ever, by the way. We don't even miss it at all.
That said, one thing we DO like to do is enjoy regular movie nights as a family. It's often challenging to find something that not only keeps us all engaged, but is also age appropriate for my 9 and 10 year olds.
Recently, we got the chance to check out a new movie, "When We Last Spoke." Set in 1967 Texas, sisters Juliet (Darby Camp) and Evangeline (Chandler Head) are abandoned by their mother at their unsuspecting grandparents’ farm in the small southern town of Fireside. Stunned by their sudden arrival, tender-hearted Walt (Corbin Bernsen) and champion fiddler Ruby (Melissa Gilbert) graciously stand in for the missing parents and create one blue-ribbon recipe for a loving family.
Fireside, home of radio Station KOFF, kept secrets, broken promises and to-die-for sundaes serves as the backdrop for this heartwarming story full of surprises. Top it all off with the unexpected appearance of Walt’s ailing mother—eccentric, Emily Dickinson-quoting Itasca (Cloris Leachman), and laughter and tears abound.
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.
I will admit, this movie hit harder than I thought it would. Sure, it's wholesome and heartwarming, and teaches valuable lessons about family and love and the power of forgiveness. My heart just broke for the sisters, because I know all too well what it feels like to be abandoned by parents that are supposed to love, care for, and protect. It's a lonely, lonely feeling, and I have to admit, I was in tears early on in the film. My heart shattered into a million pieces as I watched the girls cry for their Mama and Daddy, wondering if they were wanted, or if they'd ever come back....
I'm getting misty now just recalling the emotional scenes in this film.
Thankfully, while there were tears, "When We Last Spoke" also brought smiles, laughter, and that warm, fuzzy feeling we all come to expect from such films. The acting was incredibly well done, and the feeling of family seemed quite authentic. I love the quirkiness of certain characters, and there were quite a few moments that gave me a good chuckle.
Overall, we really enjoyed this film, and definitely recommend for families of all ages. There's absolutely nothing offensive or scary in this movie, so it's perfect for family movie night. "When We Last Spoke" is a tale that, while set in rural Texas in a bygone era, feels timeless. Whether it's sibling issues, growing pains, the disconnection and grief that comes after deep hurts, or even the pain of realizing that life isn't what you had planned for, there will always be a way to come out on top....For all those broken homes, it's never too late to fix it.
WHEN WE LAST SPOKE IS IN THEATERS OCTOBER 27, 29, 30 & 31!
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