I don’t know about you, but I’m really trying to be careful about what I let into my bubble lately. Life has been a bit stressful this year and I’m not really interested in consuming media that is going stress me out any more than I already am. I’ve been avoiding my usual true crime shows and tense movies. That’s why I jumped at the chance when I was offered the opportunity to partner with Fathom Events to prescreen an uplifting, family-friendly movie. While this is a sponsored post, all the opinions in it are my own.
When Last We Spoke stars Melissa Gilbert who is one of my all time favorite actresses. I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie and have been a huge fan ever since. Gilbert plays a grandmother (a young grandmother!) who is also a champion fiddle player. She is married to Corbin Bernsen, another one of my favorites. That was pretty much all I had to hear before giving a resounding “YES!” to the review request.
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
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.
The movie does a great job of flipping back and forth between present-day and the past. It keeps the movie moving along a good pace and answers some of the questions that arise about why some of the characters have certain traits that they do. The movie uses this technique to provide insight into the characters without confusing the viewer.
The two young actresses playing the granddaughters (Darby Camp and Chandler Head) are extremely talented and so much heart and spunk to the story. I can’t wait to watch where both of them go in their careers as they are both very gifted.
When Last We Spoke is a movie the whole family can enjoy together. The intergenerational aspect means each member of the family can enjoy it and find characters they can relate to. The themes of forgiveness, love and family are things we all need more of these days!
Grab your tickets to see When Last We Spoke in theaters on October 27, 29, 30 & 31 here now —-> https://www.fathomevents.com/events/when-we-last-spoke.
Check out a sneak peek!