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Our Song (2001)



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.

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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
Chuck Cooper
as Benjamin
Iris Little Thomas
as Clinic Counselor
Kim Howard
as Eleanor
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
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 (12)

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

January 6, 2002 | Rating: 5/5
Washington Post
Top Critic

After watching Our Song, we leave with a very potent sense that these characters have become so real, they continue living beyond the close of the movie.

August 30, 2001 | Rating: 4/5
Washington Post
Top Critic

The movie's soul isn't its plot but the relationships among the girls.

August 10, 2001 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Has the courage to work without a net, aware that when you're a teenager, your life is not a story so much as a million possible stories.

July 6, 2001 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Rich with scenes of affection, anger and reconciliation, along with moments of unfeigned humor.

July 5, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A languid but refreshingly real depiction of female adolescence in the inner city.

June 19, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4
New York Post
Top Critic

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