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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family's life.

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Ry Russo-Young

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Charles Melton ... Daniel Bae
Yara Shahidi ... Natasha Kingsley
Keong Sim ... Dae Hyun Bae
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Samuel Kingsley
Jake Choi ... Charlie Bae
Faith Logan ... Commuter
Camrus Johnson ... Omar
Cathy Shim ... Min Soo Bae
Kay Day ... Skateboarder
Anais Lee ... Young Natasha
Miriam A. Hyman ... Patricia Kingsley
Annie Pisapia ... Passenger
Jordan Williams ... Peter Kingsley
Assibey Blake ... Immigration Social Worker
Matt Post ... Daniel's Family Member
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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?

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,511,530, 19 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,935,530, 19 May 2019
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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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Book was way way better
18 May 2019 | by BlackSheep773See all my reviews

After seeing a commercial for this movie, I decided to read the book, which I LOVED! Naturally, I expected to like the movie as much as I liked the book. Yeah, didn't happen. The events in the movie seem more rushed, and that takes away from their impact on causing the characters to fall in love.

The most epic disappointment for me was that the movie does not contain the side stories of some minor characters like the book does (and the character with the most touching side story isn't even in the movie). I really liked the "everybody has a story" element that was throughout the book and wish it were in the movie.

Like another reviewer said, maybe you'll like this movie if you haven't read the book, but if you have read the book, don't bother.


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