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Our Song (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Graced with such a realistic feel that it resembles a documentary, Our Song is a sensitive portrayal of three teenage girls.

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A tale set in modern-day, Crown Heights, Brooklyn--Latisha, Maria, and Joycelyn are long-time friends and classmates facing the brink of adulthood. The trio has one very strong tie in common: they are talented, hard-working members of their school's highly revered marching band. At summer's end, their intertwined lives and routine existence becomes undone with the advent of several alarming and unexpected events--resulting in the transformation of their bonds of friendship.
Rating:
R (for language and some teen drug use)
Genre:
Documentary , Drama
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Cast

Kerry Washington
as Lanisha Brown
Anna Simpson
as Joycelyn Clifton
Melissa Martinez
as Maria Hernandez
Marlene Forte
as Pilar Brown
Rosalyn Coleman
as Dawn Clifton
Carmen Lopez
as Rita Hernandez
Tyrone Brown
as Mr. Miller
Natasha Frith
as Keisha
Chuck Cooper
as Benjamin
Iris Little Thomas
as Clinic Counselor
Kim Howard
as Eleanor
D'Monroe
as Terell
Tyrus Cox
as Anthony the Playa
Taheim Washington
as Troy Harper
Starla Benford
as Woman with Flowers
Lisa Collins
as School Registrar
Greg Haberny
as Cute `Guapo' Guy
Eric Byrd
as Malik, The Party Kisser
Shannon Phillips
as Party DJ
Madeleine T. Gamble
as Steppers Booster
Devin Gray
as Natasha Up in the Window
Syron Martin
as Ice Cream Scooper
Jan Mclaughlin
as E.R. Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Our Song

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (22)

It's an astonishing movie, with a real-life feel.

January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

It says something positive about human resilience under duress.

September 20, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A truly fresh performance can do wonders for a movie, and Our Song has three of them.

September 14, 2001
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Anyone who understands the subtle shadings of friendship will appreciate Our Song's realistic slice of teen life.

Full Review… | September 13, 2001
Miami Herald
Top Critic

That rare thing, an American movie that looks at teenagers' life with sensitivity and empathy and humanity.

September 13, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Beautifully illuminates that poised-on-the-edge period of adolescence and the sad weight of leaving childhood behind.

September 7, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Our Song

Great performances, a really honest and gripping portrayal of life in urban america. We see all of the trials and tribulations that these girls face on a daily basis. It's really incredible. The actresses come across as honest and genuine, and my only beef with this film was the ending. It just seemed rather abrupt and unfinished. Other than that, a really nice little film:)

Lisa Kretschman
Lisa Kretschman

Great!

Leo L
Leo L

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