The Sun Is Also a Star Reviews

May 17, 2019
The sun, the moon, the stars and all sorts of cosmic gobbledygook are thrown into "The Sun is Also a Star," a love story that shows how difficult it is to manufacture fate on screen.
May 17, 2019
Although devoid of sophistication and overly dependent on contrivance, the frothy, fizzy giddiness of the love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.
May 17, 2019
While time is likely on the side of its leads, their chemistry only goes so far in what feels, finally, like a half-baked movie.
May 16, 2019
It's a tightly wrapped microcosm of many of the conversations driving our political zeitgeist.
May 16, 2019
Once again, with the odds stacked against them, two extremely attractive people have fallen in love.
May 16, 2019
We are told again and again that both protagonists have urgent, life-shaping matters to attend to, but-as portrayed on screen-the stakes couldn't feel less consequential. Nor could the circumstances that keep throwing them together feel more contrived.
May 16, 2019
The leads are so lovely and the city is so shimmery that it's hard not to get caught up in its spell-for a while, at least, until its corny coda.
May 16, 2019
Under the perfectly paced direction of Ry Russo-Young, Shahidi and Melton develop an easy chemistry on the way toward a satisfying denouement that's neither tear-jerking tragedy nor fairy-tale wish fulfillment.
May 16, 2019
It's all quite wistfully romantic, and mostly winningly so, despite the sometimes wise-way-beyond-their-years dialogue and not always plausible plot.
May 15, 2019
When you're looking at the world through love-colored glasses, destiny doesn't seem so far-fetched, and Russo-Young offers up a glimpse.