Our Very Own (2005)

Our Very Own (2005)





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The directing debut of actor Cameron Watson, Our Very Own chronicles the daily hopes and dreams of high schoolers and their parents in a small Tennessee town, circa 1978. Shelbyville is the real-life birthplace not only of Watson, who wrote the script from his own recollections, but also of actress Sondra Locke -- or as the townspeople know her, "our very own Sondra Locke." The events take place in the days leading up to the town's annual horse show, where it is rumored Locke will return as a special guest. Melora (Autumn Reeser) has dreams of following Locke's path to stardom from meager beginnings, and hopes to meet the actress to pick her brain/get discovered. Her best friend, Clancy (Jason Ritter), has enough real-world problems to worry about, between falling in love with Melora and watching his parents (Keith Carradine and Allison Janney) fight over their impending bankruptcy and his father's drinking problem. Their friends Ray (Derek Carter) and Bobbie (Hilarie Burton) just want to get a car to find something to do in Nashville, while musical theater aficionado Glen (Michael McKee) begins wondering if he is coming of age differently than his friends. As the town starts to buzz with the excitement of the festival, the characters must face the decisions that will affect their futures. Cheryl Hines and Beth Grant also appear in supporting performances. Janney was nominated for a 2005 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Art House & International , Drama
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Keith Carradine
as Billy Whitfield
Cheryl Hines
as Sally Crowder
Mary Badham
as Mrs. Nutbush
Beth Grant
as Virginia Kendal
Jason Ritter
as Clancy Whitfield
Allison Janney
as Joan Whirfield
Hilarie Burton
as Bobbie Chester
Autumn Reeser
as Melora Kendal
Allison Mackie
as Sheila Tidwell
Faith Prince
as Athylene Tucker
Jayne Morgan
as Ray's Mother
Dale Dickey
as Skillett
Richard Jenik
as Danny Prescott
Josh Holt
as John Franklin
Amy Landers
as Rhonda Kendal
John Will Clay
as Ricky Pranger
Derek Carter
as Ray Simms
Michael McKee
as Glen Tidwell
T. Scott Cunningham
as Dr. Denny Dunwitty
Lisa Norman
as Millie Jo
Cody Block
as Skeeter Fitz
Bill Murphey
as Mr. Morris
Nancy June Brandon
as Nancy Jane Crockett
Martha McNeely
as Doreen Nutbush
Ashley Griffiths
as Check Out Girl
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Critic Reviews for Our Very Own

All Critics (4)

The familiarity of Our Very Own's thin premise is generally offset by the pervadingly easy-going atmosphere...

Full Review… | March 24, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

There's never an honest moment in Our Very Own, with its phony Tennessee accents and its phonier melodramatic turns.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007

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Full Review… | November 10, 2006
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Full Review… | March 3, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Our Very Own

I thought I'd really like this, but I was disappointed. It was slow, and didn't seem to have much of a purpose. I get that it was supposed to be the smart, cyclical type movie, with a real day-to-day in small town life feel to it.. and it hits its mark on occasion, but was only OK overall.

Nick Grimm
Nick Grimm

Super Reviewer

so. so. sew buttons on ice cream if your bored in a small town with nothing to do... ...eh? nice cast. nice script. nice musical number. if you remember the 70's (@@,)b

Brian Hovey
Brian Hovey

I really enjoyed this film - it was kind of heartbreaking but redeeming to see so many people just going through the motions, and others striving to make the best out of life.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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