• Our Song (2001)

Our Song

Release Date: May 23rd, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2003

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Follows three friends, Lanisha (Kerry Washington), Maria (Melissa Martinez) and Joycelyn (Anna Simpson), best friends and members of their school's marching band, through the hot streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. During the closing weeks of summer, the small moments and dramas that mean nothing and everything to a young girl navigating her way into adulthood start to accumulate. And the girls and their friendships change forever.

Cast: Kerry Washington, Anna Simpson, Melissa Martinez, Marlene Forte, Anthony Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Carmen López, Tyrone Brown

Director: Jim McKay

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Independent Film Channel, Beech Hill Films, C-Hundred Film Corp., Journeyman Pictures

Distributors: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., IFC Films

Keywords: Touching , Growing up , Emotional , Love , Inspiring , Friend , 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Heartbreaking? Sometimes. Involving? You bet. show more

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    The movie's triumph is that we experience the ending, in which the three girls go mostly separate ways, not as a defeat but as a transition still open to possibilities.

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Directed with such a confident, delicate touch. Nothing is insisted on, yet whole lives are discovered and revealed in vignettes that seem as spontaneous as a laugh or a gasp.

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