Our Very Own (2005)

 |  Drama  |  22 June 2005 (USA)
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Five teenagers in Shelbyville, Tennessee look to meet the actress Sondra Locke, who's returning to town for the local premiere of her big Hollywood movie.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Whitfield
Billy Whitfield
Sally Crowder
Virginia Kendal
Clancy Whitfield
Bobbie Chester
Mrs. Nutbush
Melora Kendall
Michael McKee ...


Five teenagers in Shelbyville, Tennessee look to meet the actress Sondra Locke, who's returning to town for the local premiere of her big Hollywood movie.

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Towards the end of the movie, the girls are running through a corridor and ask an elderly woman if she has seen Sondra Locke. She points them in the right direction. That elderly woman was Sondra Locke doing a cameo. See more »


Early in the film when Clancy and Bobbie are sitting at the diner bar, Bobbie's glass of tea changes from full, to less-than-full, to full again. The scene shot from in front of the counter shows a full glass while the takes shot from behind the counter show a less-the-full glass. See more »


Joan Whitfield: Thanks for the bread, Sally!
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References Every Which Way But Loose (1978) See more »


Our Very Own
Written & Performed by Nanci Griffith & Keith Carradine
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Small Town Triumph
23 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Small town drama at its very best. The real factor was so evident I thought the movie had been made in late 70s. Surprisingly, it was made in 2005, and someone knew what a small town was all about before strip malls, cell phones, and chain restaurants destroyed the landscape. Like the favorite classic, Breakaway, Our Very Own, captures the yearning of teens in middle America to overcome and stretch beyond their present circumstances. The main plot is the desire of Melora to meet Sandra Locke, yes, the Sandra Locke. Apparently she was the local girl who made it to the big time. The subplots are far more intriguing: Clancy's family deals with his father's alcoholism and its destructive ripples; Ricky is practically stalking Bobbie, who made the mistake to go out with him once; and we wonder about Mrs. Nutbush and her clan. There are all sorts of characters to fill in the storyline. Everyone of them adds something to the story. Like real life, nothing is neatly tied up--it simply continues. But there is a satisfaction when the movie ends. Clancy's dad is trying, Melora takes solace in Clancy's words that they will have their chance to make it someday, and Ricky is properly threatened by the boys to leave Bobbie alone. As for Mrs. Nutbush? Some towns will continue to have their tragedies and mysteries. Don't miss Rufus, the dog who travels by car roof top.

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