Movie Review: The Sun is Also a Star
This film is directed by Ry Russo-Young and it stars Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Keong Sim, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jake Choi, Cathy Shim, and Camrus Johnson.
This film is based on the book with the same name. This is the story of Natasha (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel (Charles Melton) who meet under the most unusual circumstances and in one single day fall for eachother.
I wasn’t anxious to watch this film but I watched it to accompany my daughter and I thought this film was ok. It appears I may have had enjoyed it a bit more than my daughter. I have not read the book so I went into this film just having seen the trailers. This film is absolutely cheesy but it knows it. From the heart of the story, having someone fall in love in one day, to the way certain things turn out this movie is formulaic and corny. The acting was ok and the writing was weak. It did get me to think about destiny and faith. It once again got me to think about my purpose in life. The film states that in comparison to the existence of the universe our lives start and end in one single day, which leads to the whole story of the movie. It was nice to see a biracial couple as the protagonist of a film. I also enjoyed the backstory to these characters and the different cultures they come from. I also enjoyed the different shot of New York I thought it was visually appealing. There may have been some annoying camera movement/shaking but it wasn’t prevalent. Overall it’s an ok film. I wouldn’t recommend to watch it in theater but perhaps when it’s available on streaming you can give it a shot.
I give this film a 6 out of 10