• Southside With You (2016)

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Release Date: August 26th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2016

PG-13|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989.

Cast: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Jerod Haynes, Alex Zelenka, Donald Paul, Gabrielle Lott-Rogers, Jeremy Michael Pereira

Director: Richard Tanne

Genres: Romance, Drama, Biography

Production Co: IM Global, Roadside Attractions, Columbia Records, State Street Pictures

Distributors: Roadside Attractions, Miramax Films

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  • The result makes you realize how few realistic and three-dimensional date movies have been made in an era of throbbing hook-up encounters and R-rated horny teen gross-outs. show more

  • Though sometimes achingly on-the-nose in its attempts to foreshadow these characters’ destiny, Southside With You radiates enough wistful charm to overcome the well-meaning earnestness. show more

  • Relative newcomer Parker Sawyers (Zero Dark Thirty, Survivor) is terrific as Barack, embodying the character in each line and gesture without mimicking the real Obama. show more

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