This review may contain some spoilers please keep that in mind.

Summary: When a young girl accidentally destroys the mixtape that belonged to her mother, she sets out to track down each of the obscure songs on the cassette.

Title: Mixtape

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

Cast: Gemma Brooke Allen, Julie Bowen, Audrey Hsieh, Olga Petsa, Nick Thune, Diego Mercado, Anthony Timpano, Kiefer O’Reilly, Lucas Yao, Kwesi Ameyaw, Barclay Hope, Jackson Rathbone, Steph Song and Ben Cotton

Director: Valerie Weiss

Writer: Stacey Menear


Beverly an orphaned girl finds a mixtape from her parents hidden in box. She has to seek out all the songs to understand what her parents were trying to say to her. But it isn’t all smooth sailing as she struggles to track down songs to truly understand her parent message. All while she is trying to get her grandma to answer her questions and find herself.

What an amazing and incredibly moving movie. Instantly you became attached to wanting to learn the story to understand what she meant to her parents and what songs they felt mattered to them.

I really loved the self discovery that Bev goes through, she was a withdrawn shy girl at the start and then she grew thanks to the music from her parents, she made friends did things she never would have learnt before. She found who she wanted to be and got so much confidence. The character growth was amazing and she wasn’t the only one that had growth, most of the characters experienced some form of change and understanding of themselves.

This was a really great movie, it’s set at the end 1999 but it also felt like it was filmed then also, it literally felt like I was being transported to my childhood watching this movie. It was beautiful. The whole movie was so creatively made and was so heartfelt.


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