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Family Movie Review- When We Last Spoke

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Element Associates, but as usual, these are my own opinions.

It seems like these days it’s always hard to find a movie that the whole family can watch together that isn’t animated, so I was so glad to be invited to watch the pre-screening of “When We Last Spoke.” I have a family of 4 girls ranging from ages 8-12, so I was glad we could all sit down and enjoy it. It’s SUCH a great movie, which is why I can’t wait to tell you all about it, except the ending of course 🙂

When We Last Spoke is inspired by the novel from Marci Henna, director Joanne Hock and screenplay writers Rick Eldridge and Jimmy Hager. I really love movies that are based off of novels, and I can’t wait to read the book since I watched 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. They begged her not to leave them with their grandparents. Their father was away at war, and would write his kids letters all of the time, which of course, his kids looked forward to his letters, especially after their mother left them.

With their grandparents stunned by their sudden arrival, tender-hearted Walt (Corbin Bernsen) and fiddler Ruby (Melissa Gilbert) graciously stand in for the missing parents and create one blue-ribbon recipe for a loving family.

I absolutely love that the grandparents are a good Christian family and instill this into their grandchildren. They’re always talking about faith and they pray together every night at dinner.

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. Evangeline and Juliet became impromptu DJs for their local radio station and love every minute of it.

Top it all off with the unexpected appearance of Walt’s ailing mother who has congestive heart failure—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. 

This is a movie that your whole family will thoroughly enjoy, there’s lots of laughter, tears, and will leave you heartfelt, and grateful for family and friends.


Melissa Gilbert, Corbin Bernsen, Chandler Head, Darby Camp, Cloris Leachman, and many more wonderful actors.

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When We Last Spoke Trailer

I can’t wait to hear what you think of this wonderful family movie, it will be out in theaters October 27, 29, 30, & 31, 2020.
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Let me know what you think of this wonderful movie!

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Saturday 7th of August 2021

PLEASE tell the secret between the sisters!!!!!!!


Saturday 18th of December 2021

its in the movie, Selma was sending the packages to the girls, not their mother.

Beth McCormick

Friday 6th of August 2021

I don't know the secret EITHER!!!


Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I don’t know what the secret was either!

Rita O. Jackson

Saturday 24th of July 2021

I've watched twice and still don't know the secret! Please tell me! Thanks!

Debbie Green

Monday 5th of April 2021

Movie was great, they just left out when the Grandma died, did she raise the girls?