Filmed using iPhones and laptops during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Same Storm is an intimate look into the lives of twenty-four characters as they journey through the spring and summer of 2020. With lockdowns, the Black Lives Matter movement and the looming 2020 elections as key backdrops, the film explores the necessity of human connection, family, love and the ability to find empathy during a fraught, untenable time. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sandra Oh, Mary-Louise Parker, Elaine May, Moses Ingram, Raul Castillo, Noma Dumezweni, and many more, writer/director Peter Hedges crafts a unique piece of hopeful filmmaking that demonstrates and celebrates the ability of art to connect us.
Directed by Peter Hedges, 99 minutes, 2022.
Movie review by Monique Jones, Common Sense Media
Common Sense says
Zoom-based pandemic drama has mature themes, content.
NR 2022 99 minutes
Four out of Five Stars
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What Parents (and Teachers) Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Same Storm is an ensemble drama that was made on Zoom during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Violent/upsetting content includes discussions of police violence and racial violence, a character enacting violent discrimination against his gay brother, and self-inflicted violence (prescription drug overdose). Alcohol abuse is discussed. The film also includes sexual content (a woman who works as an online sex worker shows her breasts, and both adults and teens talk about sex) and swearing ("f--k," "s--t," "goddamn," etc.). Mary-Louise Parker and Sandra Oh co-star.
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