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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love.

Director:

Ry Russo-Young

Writers:

Tracy Oliver (screenplay), Nicola Yoon (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yara Shahidi ... Natasha Kingsley
Anais Lee ... Young Natasha
Charles Melton ... Daniel Jae Ho Bae
John Leguizamo ... Jeremy Martinez
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Samuel Kingsley
Miriam A. Hyman ... Patricia Kingsley
Jordan Williams ... Peter Kingsley
Jake Choi ... Charles Bae
Keong Sim ... Dae Hyun Bae
Cathy Shim ... Min Soo Bae
Shamika Cotton ... Hannah
Camrus Johnson ... Omar Hassabala
Hill Harper ... Lester Barnes
Harry Chambarry ... Angry Passenger
Tash Neal Tash Neal ... Guitarist
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Storyline

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. She is not the type of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when her family is twelve hours away from being deported. Falling in love with him will not be her story. Daniel has always been the good son, the good student, living up to his parents' high expectations. Never a poet. Or a dreamer. But when he sees her, he forgets all that. Something about Natasha makes him think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store - for both of them. Every moment has brought them to this single moment. A million futures lie before them. Which one will come true?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love is a Universe All of Its Own

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sun Is Also a Star See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,511,530, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$4,950,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,650,029
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The lead characters Natasha and Daniel are loosely based on Nicola Yoon (the author of the book the movie is based on) and her husband who are Jamaican and Korean American respectively. Neither faced the immigration issues shown in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Aladdin (2019) See more »

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Written and Performed by Camrus Johnson
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Trailer was better than entire film
17 May 2019 | by cmalek98See all my reviews

Gosh, I wanted to love this! The trailer made me emotional every time I watched it. But the movie fell flat. What went wrong: chemistry was only felt during a few scenes, not enough dramatic background music to help set the mood, too many dizzying scenes, ending was strange and a little disjointed, idk. Best scene was in the karaoke bar but you already saw most of it in the trailer. Wait for video. 😔


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