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The Way We Are (2020)

Biz Böyleyiz (original title)
A group of old friends get together to be with their beloved aunt/grandmother who took care of them when they were kids for her last days. And things get complicated.


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Meliksah Altuntas (story), Berrak Tüzünataç (story) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Özge Özpirinçci ... Efsun
Engin Öztürk ... Gökçe
Berrak Tüzünataç ... Emre
Meric Aral ... Beril
Boran Kuzum ... Emrah
Serkan Keskin Serkan Keskin ... Man asking for dog food
Sebnem Bozoklu ... Dolunay
Müfit Kayacan ... Haluk
Ilhan Sen Ilhan Sen ... Male model
Hümeyra ... Nezihe
Recep Güneysu Recep Güneysu ... Kaan
Burak Altay Burak Altay ... Mesut
Baris Yildiz Baris Yildiz ... Doktor
Ferize Çetin Ferize Çetin ... Efsun's assistant (as Ferize Çetin Mihlar)
Nalan Olcayalp Nalan Olcayalp ... Selma


The Way We Are tells the story of a group of friends who reunite with each other years later. Each member of the group, who spent their childhood and youth together, are scattered into different directions after they transition into adulthood. The group that was taken care of by Nezihe when they were kids, feel great sadness when they find out that Nezihe, the person they care most about in life, is sick. They decide to meet in her house in Izmir to be by Nezihe's side during this time. Each of them, who have completely different characters, have to stay together for a few days due to Nezihe's situation. This occasion not only causes past settlements between members but also unexpected events.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Boran Kuzum and Meric Aral played earlier in Cingoz Recai (2017). See more »

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15 June 2020 | by RealOmerCetinSee all my reviews

This one is just one of those movies that want to become something good but can't. You can't do everything in one movie. What was this movie's motivation? What did it tell us for 120 minutes long? And why did the movie waste its twist at the end? What character arc did you just developed? There were pointless, unnecessary actions all along the movie. It was like 5 year-old kids playing in the park and nothing more.

Also bad acting. Boran Kuzum and Meriç Aral were kinda nice. Other cast was just doing their regular no emotional and memorised act.

In the middle of the movie, at some point Serdar Keskin joins the scene. Almost 30 seconds of screen time. A lot better than the main cast.

And this is a comedy tagged movie. A comedy? Really?

4 is just for beloved Hümeyra and cinematography (just for a bit).

Edit: I saw that some people said "You should not expect much from a movie.". Well, you just give your time for a movie. You can do a lot of things with that time. And if a movie just ruins that precious time of yours, you would complain about it.

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10 January 2020 (Turkey) See more »

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Oto właśnie my See more »

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Urla, Izmir, Turkey See more »


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