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The Sun Is Also a Star

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 2019
  • Ry Russo-Young
  • 95 mins
  • 12A

Summary

A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a out-of-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love and whose family faces deportation from the US to their native Jamaica. With just hours left in what looks to be her last day in New York, Natasha fights hard against the planned deportation just as fiercely as she combats her growing feelings for Daniel. Drama, starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This tepid tale charts the ill-starred romance between two young immigrant New Yorkers. Natasha (Yara Shahidi) is making a last-ditch bid to prevent her undocumented family from being deported back to their native Jamaica. Daniel (Charles Melton) wants to be a poet, but is under pressure from his pushy South Korean parents to get a "proper" job. They meet, literally by accident, on a street corner. Romantic Daniel reckons it's fate, but the more rational Natasha says it's just coincidence. Daniel suggests they spend a day together to prove that, whether by fate or chance, they're made for each other. Meanwhile, matters of astrophysical import swirl around them and their conversations, pretentiously and to no great purpose. The leads are decent enough in their roles, but neither they nor their predicaments truly engage.

Credits

Cast

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Natasha KingsleyYara Shahidi
Daniel BaeCharles Melton
Samuel KingsleyGbenga Akinnagbe
Patricia KingsleyMiriam A Hyman
Dae Hyun BaeKeong Sim
Min Soo BaeCathy Shim
Jeremy MartinezJohn Leguizamo

Crew

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DirectorRy Russo-Young

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2019-08-09
Languages
English | Korean
Guidance
violence, swearing
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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