Southern Girl Movie Review: This Time

Reagan Gomez, the older sister Zaria on “The Parent ‘Hood” and the current voice of Roberta Tubbs on “The Cleveland Show“, wrote a movie entitled “This Time”.  This movie, directed by Matthew Cherry, deals with “the realities that many people have to face when a loved one returns home from war and everything has changed.”  The movie stars Terri Vaughn, Michael Moss, and Reagan Gomez. 

As someone who works on a military base and works with current and former military personnel, I am very sensitive to the facts of soldiers being deployed and the issues they go through overseas.  This was an excellent depiction of what things are like when a soldier returns home and finds the love of his life is about to belong to another.  Even though it’s a short film, it’s very powerful.  I truly believe this movie should be turned into a feature film.  There aren’t too many movies that tell the story of what happens after a soldier comes home. 

The movie is currently on YouTube and has been submitted to numerous film festivals for awards.  Even if you don’t know anyone who has been deployed, I believe all viewers can relate to the plot.  If you’ve seen the movie, what do you think?  And if you or someone you know returned home from war, what was your experience like back home?  Or if you’ve ever been in love with someone and they belonged to someone else, how did you deal with that?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.


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