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The Sun Is also a Star (2019)

The Sun Is Also a Star (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 17 May 2019 (USA)
2:20 | Trailer
A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love.


Ry Russo-Young


Tracy Oliver (screenplay by), Nicola Yoon (based on the novel by)
2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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


Love is a Universe All of Its Own


Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Charles Melton is of half Korean and British descent in real life. See more »


Daniel Jae Ho Bae: The X factor.
Natasha Kingsley: What in the world is the X factor?
Daniel Jae Ho Bae: Don't worry, we've got it.
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References Serendipity (2001) See more »


Crimson and Clover
Written by Tommy James & Peter P. Lucia Jr. (as Peter Lucia)
Performed by Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

YA done right :)
19 May 2019 | by christylynn82See all my reviews

It's about family, love, and following your hearts desire. The storyline and education of immigrants in America was relevant. Both Jamaican American and Asian American cultures were represented in a beautiful way. The chemistry between Yara and Charles was palpable. The city of New York was the third love of this film. Do yourself a favor, support the young artists. Buy a ticket. You won't be disappointed.

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English | Korean

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


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,511,530, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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