The Sun is Also a Star

Ry Russo-Young
Running Time
100 mins

Yet another lachrymose teen romance adapted from a YA bestseller. At least this one has a novel deportation twist in place of the usual tiresome terminal illness.

Mind you, the fact that it was a total box office bomb in the US rather suggests we’ll be back to the hospital wards for further deathbed emoting next time out. Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi play a glossy teen couple who enjoy a Before Sunset-style 24 hour romance in New York City before her family are due to be packed off back to Jamaica by nasty old Uncle Sam.

By robin askew, Tuesday, Aug 6 2019

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