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The acting was mediocre besides Yara. I’m sorry.
Sweet love story with very attractive actors
The storyline was like being in a spa - relaxing with depth!
As a hopeless romantic, this movie was exactly what I expected it to be. The story line wasnt rushed and the characters were well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed this love story.
It was really a made for TV movie. There was no electricity there for me. At least I got out of the house.
Another typical teen romance drama, "The Sun is Also a Star" focuses on young teens with an impending doom hovering over their new found love, although deportation is nothing as heavy as death, which a slew of recent teen love stories have focused on. The film is cheesy at times and weighed down by some dull dialogue, all which can be overlooked with the engaging chemistry between the two leads, Charles Melton and Yara Shaidi, as they journey throughout New York City. While hard as it is to believe you can convince someone to fall in love with you over the course of one day, this teen love story's leads shows that their is no fault in their stars.
Cute yet simple teenage romantic movie. Cinematography tho is great.
The storyline was too cliche for my taste. Its okay, would not pay to watch it again.
Read the book, skip the movie.
"The Sun Is Also A Star" has everything going for it so why does it just miss being an exciting love story? The leads, Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton, are an attractive couple who meet 'cute'--he saves her from being run over--and the premise is an interesting one. He believes in love, she doesn't and, via the screenplay, he has 24 hours to prove it to her. DUH! Guess what happens?
His parents are immigrants from South Korea who own a successful black hair care product store in Harlem and she has been living in New York for 9 years with her Jamaican parents who are about to be deported.
A lot of successful love stories have been filmed in New York City and "The Sun Is Also A Star" takes advantage of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs with aerial shots, walks through the city parks and streets and even a tram ride from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island and many glorious shots of the Statue of Liberty.
The soundtrack, except for a karaoke scene, adds a lot but....
There isn't a reason this movie shouldn't involve the audience's emotions but it doesn't. Maybe if more had been looked into regarding the immigrant aspect it would have rounded out the story of the lovers more.
John Leguizamo should have been brought more into the story because the scenes with him would have given more meaning to the fact versus fate argument that motivates the love story. (Besides they never explain the accident he was in which was distracting!)
"The Sun Is Also A Star" has a lot going for it but just not enough, none of the 'magic' that makes 'happily ever after".
PS Don't leave when the screen goes dark or you will miss the ending.