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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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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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,868,403, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$6,304,223

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,512,004
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The make and model of the yellow car that Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) drives which had a hole in the floor was a 1982 Nissan Sentra hatchback. See more »

Goofs

When Barack and Michelle talk beside Lake Michigan the modern Chicago skyline is clearly visible in the background. Most notably visible in several shots are Trump Tower (completed in 2009) and the newer portions of the Lakeshore East development, neither of which existed in 1989. 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.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Good Times (1974) See more »

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Written by John Legend (as John Stephens)
Performed by John Legend
John Legend appears courtesy of GOOD/Columbia Records
Recorded at Sunset Sound by Geoff Neal
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Very unfortunate effort
4 September 2016 | by mharahSee 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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