This was such a "pull at the heart strings" movie. When the sisters were having their little tiffs, it reminded me of my own sister's relationship and that of my daughters. In my younger life, we did that drive to the grandparents' house when my parents got divorced. Different circumstances than this story, but it brought back so many memories and feelings.
"Following the lovable and nutty family of sisters Juliet and Evangeline, WHEN WE LAST SPOKE gives viewers an insight into the beauty of the Cranbournes as they journey through the ups and downs of their unexpected situation.
Life for Juliet and Evangeline changes quickly after their father James departs to fight in the Vietnam War and their mother, who feels ill-equipped to raise two daughters alone, leaves them with their grandparents, Walt and Ruby, to pursue her own singing career. Together, the family learns how to overcome heartbreak and uncertainty by holding tight to the most important aspects of life – family, friends, love, and forgiveness.
Inspired by the novel from Marci Henna, director Joanne Hock and screenplay writers Rick Eldridge and Jimmy Hager pack WHEN WE LAST SPOKE with humor, heartbreak, and triumph. Audiences will leave grateful for the gift of family, the relief of laughter, and with a newfound appreciation for the often kooky relationships with friends and family."