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Southside with You (2016)

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The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

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The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, smoking, a violent image and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,868,956 (USA) (26 August 2016)

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$6,303,853 (USA) (28 October 2016)
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The movie was filmed in fifteen days. See more »

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The story takes place on an unspecified summer day in 1989, probably in mid-to-late July but no later than August because Barack would have returned to Harvard by September. However, when Barack gets in his car before picking up Michelle, the deejay on the radio introduces Janet Jackson's "Miss You Much" as the number one song in the country. That song was released as a single in late August but didn't reach the top of any U.S. chart until October 1989. See more »

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We Taking Over
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Very unfortunate effort
4 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst films I've ever seen. And it's not that it's about the Obamas, or that it's political (it's not), or even that it is almost unbelievable (in spite of the fact that everything really did happen at some point). It's that the producer-writer-director is so obviously infatuated with the Obamas that he ended up making a movie which comes off as one big, fat, sloppy kiss. The movie spans one afternoon and evening. There's no conflict, there's no character development, there's no new information. The actors are well cast, and they do the best they can with what they're given. That may make for a sweet photo montage, but it doesn't tell a story (which has already been told many times anyway). Even if every incident depicted happened in the space of one day (which they almost certainly did not), no one would believe it. If there is one cliché that was missed, there was no place left to put it. If there was room for one more tracking shot, the audience would fall asleep. In short, if you are head-over-heels in love with the Obamas, you may love this outing. Otherwise....


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