Our Time

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  • PG
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.2  (317)

Our Time is a coming-of-age movie from 1974 directed by Peter Hyams. The film stars Pamela Sue Martin, Betsy Slade, Parker Stevenson, and played essentially like a teen drama that follows the lives of a group of high school friends living in the small town of Santa Barbara, California, during the early 1970s. The movie follows the lives of three teenagers: Carol (Pamela Sue Martin), Maggie (Betsy Slade), and Hank (Parker Stevenson). The trio has been best friends since childhood and is now trying to navigate the complexities of teenage life. The movie is essentially a character study, taking the audience through the ups and downs that these three teenagers face as they struggle with issues of love, family, and identity.

Carol is a beautiful and popular girl who seems to be on top of the world. She's dating the captain of the football team, but her world is turned upside down when she finds out that he's cheating on her. Maggie is the smart and studious one, and she's dealing with the pressures of being a high achiever as well as her feelings for Hank, who seems more interested in Carol. Hank, on the other hand, is the sensitive artist type who's trying to find his place in the world while dealing with the expectations of his demanding father.

The movie paints a picture of the time and place it was made. The girls are seen wearing floral, billowy dresses while the boys in plaid shirts with undone buttons reminiscent of the 70’s fashion sense. The characters are all going through their own personal issues, and the film does a good job of showing how each of them deals with their problems. For Carol, her problems are mainly focused on her love life, while Maggie is more concerned with academic and personal successes. In comparison, Hank struggles with both his family and personal identity.

While there isn't a lot of storyline, Our Time is driven by the relationships between the characters. The relationships are at times intense and dramatic, but they're also incredibly human and relatable. The movie portrays the age of innocence in the 70s, where teenagers were seen as naive, with not much life experience but still dealing with a lot of issues commonly faced today. The film also shows how teenagers back then dealt with their problems and even how their dreams looked like from that time period.

The movie's pacing is somewhat leisurely, allowing the audience to fully immerse themselves in the lives of the characters. The scenic views of the Santa Barbara beaches and European landmarks adds more depth to the entire story. The use of classical music and jazz adds to the movie's overall feel, and while the storyline doesn't offer any iconic moments, the acting performances earn it a place as a classic drama movie with a timeless appeal.

All in all, Our Time is a timeless classic that manages to resonate with viewers even after so many years of its release. It's a thought-provoking movie that explores the intricacies of teenage life with all its nuances, showcasing how the passing of time can change the way we look and understand the world. It is a movie that brings nostalgia to those who were living the teenage dream at that time, but still gets to be relatable to the current younger generations. If you like character-driven movies, Our Time is a must-watch.

Our Time is a 1974 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (317)