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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)
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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.


Ry Russo-Young


Tracy Oliver (screenplay by), Nicola Yoon (based on the novel by)
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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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Based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon. See more »


[First lines]
Natasha Kingsley: Carl Sagan once said that human beings are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever. 13.8 billion years ago the big bang created the stars, the planets, the galaxies. Observable fact, rational thought. Pure science. Perfect. The big bang also led to my home. New York. A city filled with humanity, dreams, loss, love, the choice we make, the path we choose. I always believed it would take a lifetime to understand the human heart. In the end, all it took was a ...
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Performed by Lil Yachty featuring PnB Rock
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a bad idea for a film but ended up something of nothing
11 August 2019 | by coombsstephenSee all my reviews

The idea for this film is quite good and the acting wasn't bad but it's just way too drawn out and what starts as a good idea ends as a ridiculous facepalm. I won't spoil the ending but just when I thought the film had a good twist it let itself down yet again, just as it did with all the blatantly telegraphed turns in the story.

It's a shame this story wasn't pushed a long at a decent pace and given a few more punchy moments rather than trying to be an endless string of musical montages, which made it like a long pop video at times.

Shame really, it felt like a chance missed for a very good film.

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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