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A romance for the ages, Sylvie's Love wraps audiences in the sweet embrace of its old-fashioned romance and celebration of Black love. Read critic reviews

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In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.

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  • A cool, funky kind of vibe...the sky is the limit for Tessa Thompson...

    March 2, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A stylishly moody period drama riffing on love and desire both romantic and professional.

    February 20, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Like the great Douglas Sirk melodramas... "Sylvie's Love" is unabashedly sentimental and just gorgeous to behold - but the difference here is the terrific ensemble cast is primarily Black and Latinx.

    February 20, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Sylvie's humanity is never marginalized. We feel her joy, her pitfalls, and most importantly her love. We see the same for Robert as well.

    January 14, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Thompson and Asomugha have undeniable chemistry and are best when in each other's company on screen, but there's a bit too much going on around them.

    January 12, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Ashe's film gets a bit too flat for the big finale to arrive with the oomph that it should. And yet, as out of sync as you might get with the way that "Sylvie's Love" riffs on its themes, you never want Ashe and his band to stop playing.

    January 12, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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