The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Ry Russo-Young
  • Cast: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Anais Lee

Natasha (Shahidi) and Daniel (Melton) meet and wander around Manhattan for a day, while she’s struggling to keep her family from being deported to Jamaica. The blissed-out love letter to New York tonally jars with the underlying pessimism, and plot contrivances let its good intentions down, but it looks luminous and the flaws deserved to be overlooked.

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The Sun is Also a Star

5 Aug 20193 stars

Luminous-looking young adult adaptation that overcomes its contrivances

With rom-coms in short supply outside of Netflix, romance on the big screen has become an increasingly rare commodity. Ry Russo-Young's adaptation of Nicola Yoon's young adult bestseller hoped for the kind of interest that The Fault in Our Stars…

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