• Southside With You (2016)

Southside With You

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: Biography , Drama , Romance

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

Distributors: Roadside Attractions, Miramax Films

Keywords: Emotional, Endearing, Cheeky, 1980s, Family, Love, Lighthearted, Charming, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 70
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Southside With You’s greatest assets are its performances. show more

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