General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2019
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directors: Ry Russo-Young
Casts: John Leguizamo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Keong Sim, Yara Shahidi, Miriam A. Hyman, Cathy Shim, Jake Choi, Faith Logan, Camrus Johnson, Charles Melton, Jordan Williams
IMDB: The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 5.4

Reviews

75
IndieWire - Jude Dry
While great direction isn’t the worst problem to have, the fact that the writing and acting couldn’t quite live up to their gorgeous surroundings hollows the experience of watching it.
63
Washington Post - Pat Padua
If its heart-pounding romance doesn’t make you cry, its sorely needed sense of optimism will surely make you smile.
60
Variety - Amy Nicholson
Sure, Sagan’s scientific method dominates the universe. But here on earth, this crowd-pleaser convinces us to spend one day savoring an American Dream.
58
The A.V. Club - Caroline Siede
Although the big-screen adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s best-selling young adult novel finds welcome specificity in its world and character building, it never rises above the most generic of platitudes in its central teen love story.
50
Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt
The leads are both charming, but they can’t override the tooth-aching sincerity of the script, or the cardboard conflicts that propel it.

The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)



Two young New Yorkers begin to fall in love over the course of a single day, as a series of potentially life-altering meetings loom over their heads - hers concerning her family’s deportation to Jamaica, and his concerning an education at Dartmouth.