Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Or the rush of emotions when you met someone you could fall for? That is the base behind The Sun is Also a Star, and the movie oozes with the sappiness that teens will love.
Following two first generation immigrant teens as they meet and fall in love in New York City during one single day, the movie follows Daniel and Natasha through the journey. With moments of pure tenderness, love and ones that will make you smile, teens and tenderhearted viewers will love at a love story unfolding in front of their eyes.
The movie happens in the middle of a week in New York City, however the roads and places they go are remarkable empty and traffic is unrealistically quiet in a city that is always bustling. With teens that stay out all night without realistic consequences, the movie is truly a movie that is full of flight and fantasy that you can expect in a love story.
Overall the movie is cute, and other than a few curse words does not have anything graphic or things you should be worried about your teens watching if they want to see it in theaters. With rolling shots of the city, a sound track that moves the movie along, The Sun is Also a Star will be a favorite for the love struck and young at heart. It is filled with tropes and teenage ideas of love, while the stronger story of the two families gets lost behind it all. With other movies of higher quality on Netflix or other streaming channels it will have a hard time finding a strong following in theaters.
About THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR:
“What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?” College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Shahidi) meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.’ Starring Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. (WARNER BROS.)
This film is rated PG-13.