6.3/10
7,268
37 user 96 critic

Southside with You (2016)

Trailer
2:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Richard Tanne

Writer:

Richard Tanne
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the aftermath of the infamous 'Essex Boys' Range Rover killings, a group of younger, flashier criminals emerge to fill the power vacuum.

Director: Greg Hall
Stars: Sam Strike, Terry Stone, Josh Myers
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. The total stolen may have a value ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Thompson
Stars: Matthew Goode, Phil Daniels, Larry Lamb
Andover (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A genetics professor clones his dead wife, over and over, in a desperate attempt to get her back exactly as she was.

Director: Scott Perlman
Stars: Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Finnigan, Richard Kind
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A gathering of friends is thrown into chaos by the opening of a mysterious fiery sinkhole near their secluded holiday home.

Director: Sean Breathnach
Stars: Ruth Hayes, John Ryan Howard, Irene Kelleher
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Earth 2245: 5 people are sent to a faraway planet to collect the mineral Stardust, which will be used to revive the dying Sun and save Earth. The spaceship also has a Dawnseeker, a killer of humans, that escapes upon reaching destination.

Director: Justin Price
Stars: Franziska Schissler, Khu, Alexander Kane
Beacon Point (2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of hikers lost on the Appalachian Trail stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival.

Director: Eric Blue
Stars: Rae Olivier, Jon Briddell, Eric Goins
Documentary | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A documentary investigation on the rarest and most controversial French movie in the history of early cinema: a fascinating, lost and dangerous short film which causes violent reactions to those who watch it.

Director: Fabien Delage
Stars: Alexandre Aja, Dave Alexander, Jean-Jacques Bernard
The Receipt (2005)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

THE RECE!PT is an exciting roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who only have minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Leni. He's just received a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Garrick
Stars: Matthew D. McCallum, Kristen Bell, Dina Meyer
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Based on a true story, shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE, a young woman returns to her old family home, the site of an infamous exorcism and discovers the devil never left. This film was shot... See full summary »

Director: David Trotti
Stars: Amy Holland Pennell, Connor Trinneer, Mark Holzum
Retina (2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young woman participates in a medical study. After a series of nightmares and unusual side effects, the line between dreams and reality is blurred. She finds herself on the run from those involved, desperate to uncover the truth.

Director: Carlos Ferrer
Stars: Lindsay Goranson, Gary Swanson, Ron Haxton
Waking I (2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young engaged man on the verge of success meets a beautiful woman he can inexplicably connect with in his dreams.

Director: Ben Shelton
Stars: Skyler Caleb, Meg Cionni, Tim Daly
Don't Speak (2015)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Can you keep a secret? I haven't heard anyone for a long time until they arrived. They came for help and they broke the rules. I tried to warn them but it was too late. Little did they know. The party is over. Who will survive?

Director: Amadeu Artasona
Stars: Pol Baulida, Liliana Cabal, Antonio de la Cruz
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tika Sumpter ... Michelle Robinson
Parker Sawyers ... Barack Obama
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Marian Robinson
Phillip Edward Van Lear ... Fraser Robinson III (as Phil Ed Van Lear)
Taylar Fondren ... Janice
Deanna Reed-Foster ... Bernadette
Jerod Haynes ... Tommy
Gabrielle Lott-Rogers ... Rafiqa
Preston Tate Jr. ... Kyle
Donn C. Harper ... Curtis (as Donn Carl Harper)
Tom McElroy ... Avery Goodman
Stephanie Monday ... Laura Goodman
Eric Morgan Stuart Eric Morgan Stuart ... DJ Eric
Deborah Geffner ... Toot
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Written and Directed by Richard Tanne See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Date See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,868,956, 28 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,303,853, 30 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,000,000, 23 December 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) is seen smoking a cigarette in this movie. At Michelle Obama's suggestion, he quit smoking before his campaign to win the Democratic nomination began. See more »

Goofs

The Obamas actually ate lunch on their first date beside the fountain at the Art Institute of Chicago and not in a park as depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Michelle Robinson: This is not a date. How's it gonna look if I start dating the first cute black guy who walks through the firm's doors? It would be tacky
Barack Obama: You think I'm cute?
Michelle Robinson: I didn't say that.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The paintings that Barack & Michelle saw are shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Nite And Day
Written by Al B. Sure! (as Albert Brown) and Kyle West
Performed by Al B. Sure! (as Al B Sure)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Loved this movie!!
28 August 2016 | by ProfessorSmashmouthSee all my reviews

I don't normally like biopics of living subjects as I think you have to let time pass to truly measure a historical figure, but this is not a movie about Barack and Michelle Obama, the president and first lady, it is about a pair of young unknown young professionals making a go of it in Chicago and trying to squeeze in romance while trying to climb the corporate ladder. Like them or hate them, it was hard to not identify with some of the awkwardness that is typical of first dates and find humor in some of the situations that we have all found ourselves in - except this is the future president. It was great seeing them at the beginning. I am not sure they should have had the scene of them standing close to a flaming trash barrel in the winter in Chicago warming their hands over the copies of the constitution and American flags they kept tossing into the flames as some people might get the wrong idea. I also think maybe they should have not had the future president lighting up the blunts as he walked on water and tossed rotten tomatoes at the Israeli consulate. The part of Obama explaining away the actions of the Islamo fascists in Iran was also enlightening however. Great movie!


4 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 37 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed