The Sun Is Also a Star

Release Date: May 17th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

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. 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 just as fiercely as she's fighting her growing feelings for Daniel.

Cast: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Anais Lee, John Leguizamo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miriam A. Hyman, Jordan Williams, Jake Choi

Director: Ry Russo-Young

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Alloy Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Cool, Quest, Charming, Office, Friend, Emotional, New York City, Heartwarming, 2010s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Monica CastilloTheWrap

    Russo-Young (“Before I Fall”) takes some considerable risks in her direction to make The Sun Is Also a Star look different from the typical romantic drama. But not all of these creative decisions pay off. show more

  • 40
    Caryn JamesThe Hollywood Reporter

    As talented as Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton are individually, they don’t have much chemistry. show more

  • 50
    Brian LowryCNN

    While time is likely on the side of its leads, their chemistry only goes so far in what feels, finally, like a half-baked movie. show more

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