Thursday, August 5, 2021

[Review & Giveaway] - When We Last Spoke (2019)

The 2019 family-friendly drama, When We Last Spoke, scored big ICVM wins at the Crown Awards at the National Religious Broadcasters 2021 Christian Media Convention, held on June 23rd in Grapevine, Texas. Inspired by the novel of the same name by Marci Henna, the heartwarming film received awards in each of the five categories, including Best Narrative and Best Picture. The late Cloris Leachman won Best Supporting Actress, Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) won the Silver Award for Best Actress, and Corbin Bernsen won the Bronze Award for Best Actor.  

We are so grateful to the wonderful team that helped make this film a reality,” says author Marci Henna. “So many years of love and hard work have gone into this movie. I want to thank the NRB and ICVMs for recognizing us and placing us with such an amazing group of nominees.

When We Last Spoke is set in 1967. The story centers around sisters Juliet and Evangeline (played by Darby Camp and Chandler Head) being abandoned by their mother shortly after their father departs to serve in the Vietnam War. The girls are sent to the small community of Fireside, Texas to live with their maternal grandparents (played by Corbin Bernsen and Melissa Gilbert). Throughout the movie, there are flashforward scenes set in the mid-1990s, where an adult Juliet (played by Lacy Camp) desperately tries to reconnect with her younger sister (played by Alica Fusting).

Watch it or Amazon Prime or visit the movie's official website to find all the ways to view this heartwarming story of faith, family, and forgiveness.

Final Thoughts

I'm not the biggest fan of sappy Hallmark-type movies and only wanted to watch When We Last Spoke because it co-starred the late Cloris Leachman. She has a small part in the film as the great-grandmother and steals every single scene. The rest of the cast gives top-notch performances. I've never cared much for Melissa Gilbert's acting, but she does a decent job playing the grandmother. 

As for the film itself, I liked it for the most part. There were a few campy but tolerable scenes. I'm guessing the quality of these scenes had something to do with the budget limitations. Most viewers probably won't even notice anything. 

How is the movie compared to the book? I have no clue! I've never read the book. I believe there's a sequel titled What Lies Ahead

Overall, When We Last Spoke is a cute, kid-friendly movie that the entire family can enjoy watching together, which is a rarity nowadays.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen the movie When We Last Spoke yet.
    I haven't read the book yet, as well.


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