This post is sponsored by When We Last Spoke. All opinions are my own.
I think all of us are tired of “pandemic life” — tired of not seeing our loved ones, tired of not going to our favorite restaurants or traveling. Some of us have also been teaching kids at home or working from home. And then, let’s throw in this crazy election season. Who else is stressed out?
Whenever I can find a little escape, I take it, and I did recently when I watched When We Last Spoke, a movie that took me back to a simpler time. It was so nice to lose myself in a movie with likeable characters played by actors I know and love, including Melissa Gilbert and Cloris Leachman.
About the film — When We Last Spoke
In 1967, 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 don’t want to give anything away, but I will say, that the small town in the film reminds me of the little town I grew up in–although this film took place a bit before my time. It’s the kind of place that seems to be almost extinct now, so it’s nice to see it on screen.
I can also say the characters and actors were terrific. I grew up watching Melissa Gilbert, and it was a treat to watch her here playing a grandmother. I’ve always loved Chloris Leachman too. In this film, her character (the great grandmother) is eccentric, but in the best way possible. She brought a sense of fun to the family.
When We Last Spoke is a heartwarming, family-friendly film, which is hard to find nowadays. Pick up your tickets, and take your family out for an escape from your daily routine. As theaters begin to safely reopen, this is just the kind of entertainment I think most of our families are craving.
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