When We Were Young – Movie Review

A review of the new movie When We Were Young, discussing the positives and negatives of the film.

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When We Were Young is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt out of place in their own life. The film follows the journey of a group of friends as they move from childhood to adolescence, and ultimately into adulthood.

The film is set in the small town of Bellington, Ohio, in the early 1980s. The town is portrayed as a typical Midwestern community, with its own quirks and eccentricities. The cast of characters is large and varied, but the focus is on four main characters: Andy (played by Jason Ritter), Karen (played by Olivia Thirlby), Nick (played by Nicholas Braun), and Jen (played by Allison pill).

The four friends have been inseparable since kindergarden, but as they enter their teenage years, they begin to grow apart. Karen becomes more interested in boys and clothes, while Nick turns his attention to sports. Jen becomes involved in drugs and partying, and Andy just doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.

As the years go by, the friends drift further apart. But when a tragedy strikes one of them, they are forced to confront the choices they have made in their lives. Can their friendship survive the changes they have all gone through?

When We Were Young is a touching and at times bittersweet film that captures the joys and pains of growing up. It’s a film that will stay with you long after you’ve seen it.

What We Liked

We really enjoyed the way that the movie was put together. It was well-paced and had a good mix of serious and light-hearted moments. The acting was also very well done, particularly by the two leads. They had great chemistry and really helped to carry the film.

What We Didn’t Like

The main issue we had withWhen We Were Youngis that it felt disjointed and overwhelming at times. With such a large cast, it was difficult to focus on any one storyline for too long before being jolted into another. This made it hard to connect with any of the characters on a deep level, which ultimately left us feeling emotionally uninvestigated.

The Verdict

“When We Were Young” is a heartwarming tale of love and friendship, with a strong message about the importance of family. The film follows the lives of two young boys growing up in a small town in the 1970s. Despite their different backgrounds, the boys become close friends and share many adventures together.

The film’s central message is about the importance of family, and how the bonds we form with our loved ones can last a lifetime. The performances by the two young leads are terrific, and the film’s nostalgic setting will appeal to viewers of all ages. “When We Were Young” is an uplifting film that is sure to bring a smile to your face.


“When We Were Young” is a heartwarming coming-of-age film directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie follows the lives of three friends – Mike, Lucas, and Dustin – as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of junior high school in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana.

The film stars an up-and-coming cast of actors including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, and Barbara Hershey. The trio does a fantastic job of captures the innocence and nostalgia of growing up in the 80s.

The film’s simple story is told through the eyes of its three young protagonists. The result is a heartwarming and nostalgic coming-of-age tale that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever gone through the ups and downs of growing up.

What We Liked

What We Liked
The young cast is excellent, particularly60438 with Hannah Montana’s Mitchel Musso playing one of the lead roles. The start of the film is heartwarming and very funny as we see Max, Charlie and their friends as kids playing together and being silly. It’s also interesting to see how each of them matures (or doesn’t) in their teenage years.

What We Didn’t Like

We didn’t like the way the main character was portrayed. We felt like she was too weak and didn’t have a strong enough personality.

The Verdict

“When We Were Young” is a heartwarming movie about friends, family, and growing up. The film follows a group of childhood friends as they reconnect and reminisce about their childhood. The performances are great, the nostalgia is strong, and the film will leave you with a smile on your face.


It is easy to see why When We Were Young has been such a hit with audiences around the world. It is a moving and thought-provoking film that tells the story of a group of friends as they experience the ups and downs of life. The film is expertly directed by John Crowley and features strong performances from its cast, including Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, and Emory Cohen. When We Were Young is a must-see film for anyone who enjoys a good coming-of-age story.

If you’re looking for more movies like When We Were Young, here are some other great options:

-The Notebook
-The Fault in Our Stars
-A Walk to Remember
-The Last Song

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