Our Song (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 (55) | Top Critics (25)

Our Song is completely convincing and much more visually accomplished, thanks in part to Jim Denault's attentive vérité camerawork.

April 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 6, 2002 | Rating: 5/5

It says something positive about human resilience under duress.

September 20, 2001

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

September 14, 2001

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

September 13, 2001 | Full Review…

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

September 13, 2001

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