The Best Years of Our Lives

I am here to be honest about these “Top 100” movies as well as give you my unwanted unfiltered opinion. However, this movie puts me in a compromising position because I thoroughly enjoyed watching it, but I would not recommend this to anyone I cared about. Let me explain.

This movie is about 3 men who fought in war together and realized that they all came from the same little town in some fly-over state. After coming home from war they all must adjust back into their “ordinary” lives, but inevitably all 3 of their lives end up intersecting in a cute yet very unrealistic 1940’s kind of way.

Now I am a sucker for long, drawn-out, overly developed love stories, which is why I liked this movie. HOWEVER, this movie is over 3 hours long (and it does not fly by) AND the cast is what I call “real” – you won’t be hanging any of them on your wall, fridge, or mirror.

So if I had written a nutshell review immediately after watching this movie, it would go something like this:

“Did not expect this film to be so cute and fun! Lovely story with a somewhat unbelievable plot line about 3 soldiers from war – definitely worth watching with your grandma”

But after lots of thought, reflection, and time – my nutshell review is as follows:

“Can think of at least 8 other movies that would be worth 3+ hours of my life. This is not one of them. Only watch this movie if you’ve JUST recently seen: Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, ALL 3 Lord of the Rings movies, All 3 Hobbit movies, All 3 Narnia movies, and the entire series of Friends. If one or all of the previously mentioned movies/tv series is not fresh in your memory, I suggest you use your time wisely and get crackin’ on these classics.

I apologize if this review has left you confused about whether this movie is worth your time. So by all means, watch it and then get back to me. $50 says that I don’t really care what you think.

Popcorn Rating: 2 popped corns

Truthfully Yours,


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