Our Song follows three young friends through the languid, anxious days of a summer in Brooklyn. In the course of the film, which moves with the ease and warmth of its season and place, Lanisha, Jocelyn and Maria face the usual dilemmas and frustrations of teenage life in America
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movies that aren’t plot driven and are about reality and friendship are my favorites, this one especially because of it the steppers !! made me very nostalgic of marching band friends who came and gone, and those few who are still in my life
Community is the key word and a real one, since neither the film nor the characters in it has any time for sugarcoating. But even within a community, there are frays, disconnections, factions. The band plays together without necessarily playing together; the song we shared becomes something that just brings back *stupid* (said playfully) memories. And there’s always the subway,if we ever find the time for catching up
Movies like this always feel like they are made for outsiders. As someone who grew up in this period, area, race and economic status as these characters the framing of their existence never seems familiar. The broad strokes of working-class hardships are familiar but the behavior is never accurate. It’s an attitude placed upon them using cliches the white liberal eye finds of interest.
Lovely, sensitive portrait loaded with nuanced and specific details about each of the girls' lives. Kerry Washington's performance is particularly strong. Even in silence, her face reveals so much of what her character is wresting with. A sad statement on how young women in this country still lack guidance and inspiration for how to live their lives and what avenues besides motherhood they might want to explore.
Just stories about the life of teenage girls in 2000. But it was charming from beginning to end. Although when its done, I'm not to sure about the meaning of the film. But for me to watch this in 2018, it was definitely to see how sex education, feminism and girl empowerment have evolved. Still like it. Recommended!