We Are Gathered Here Today – Movie Review
Director: Paul Boyd
Writer: Paul Boyd (Screenplay)
- Danny Huston (30 Days of Night)
- Jenny O’Hara (Devil)
- DaJuan Johnson (Bosch)
- Nicole Ari Parker (Remember the Titans)
- Lin Shaye (Insidious)
Plot: We Are Gathered Here Today is a film about a multi-generational mixed-race family coming together to say their last goodbye to the patriarch of the family, while at the same time dealing with other underlying issues that family gatherings can bring
Runtime: 1 Hour 14 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: We Are Gathered Here Today starts as Peter Stone (Huston) receives a video call from a Doctor (Johnson) in America. He is given the awful news his father isn’t going to make it after catching Covid. Peter must phone his family to bring them together for a final call.
As the family comes together, they must address their own problems with each other. It shows how the family wouldn’t get a chance to have their personal goodbyes and the distant goodbyes are always going to be more difficult.
Verdict on We Are Gathered Here Today
We Are Gathered Here Today is a drama that showed how difficult saying goodbye to a loved one during the Covid pandemic. It shows that the personal connection wasn’t there anymore and everything is shown through video calls.
We see the family come together from around the world to have a family meeting, one that gives them a chance to address certain problems they have had through the years. It brings a chance to share memories and see how different people address loss.
In what is an unusual way to make a movie, this shows the change in how people operate in the world. We have an amazing cast that comes together for this story. This isn’t easy to watch, because of the tragic subject matter going on within the movie. It does bring to life a side to the pandemic many people suffered through, but not many people saw.
Final Thoughts – We Are Gathered Here Today is a personal eye-opening side effect of the pandemic.