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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

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Critic Consensus: The Sun Is Also a Star has a pair of easy-to-love leads, but tests the audience's affection with a storyline that strains credulity past the breaking point.

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College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet--and fall for each other--over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family's deportation as fiercely as she's fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, "The Sun Is Also a Star" explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

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Cast

Yara Shahidi
as Natasha Kingsley
Charles Melton
as Daniel Bae
John Leguizamo
as Jeremy Martinez
Faith Logan
as Commuter
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Samuel Kingsley
Jake Choi
as Charlie Bae
Cathy Shim
as Min Soo Bae
Anais Lee
as Young Natasha
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The pacing can be quick, but overall this film will warm the heart of any hopeless romantic.

February 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Yes, it's both too bad and too good to be true, but there could be no better time for such fantasies.

August 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For tween and teen fans of the book and love stories in general, the Nicola Yoon adaptation The Sun is Also a Star will provide a romantic, if sometimes meandering, viewing experience.

May 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Sun is Also a Star might be the most infuriating film I've seen in 2019.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

For all of its well-meaning examinations of race, The Sun Is Also a Star rests upon troubling casting...In many regards, The Sun Is Also a Star fights itself.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

I believed in Natasha and Daniel; I believed in the implausibility of their day. And I believed in the movie's mission, however overpronounced.

May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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