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MOVIE REVIEW: The Sun is Also a Star Gets You Laughing and Crying Like a True Hopeless Romantic

Do you believe in love? If not you relate a lot with Natasha Kingston (Yara Shahidi) in the movie The Sun is Also a Star. The movie that’s based off the best selling YA novel by Nicola Yoon, follows Kingston and her family who is dealing with deportation and only having one day left in NYC. Kingston is a determined young woman who is set on her goals of becoming an astronomer. With the deportation going into affect within only 24 hours, Kingston has very little time to ponder about it and she tries to get her family and her to be able to stay in the states for good. While doing this Kingston is saved by this charming young lad named Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and since that moment Bae made it that he would get her to fall in love with him, no matter how long… or little it took.

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The movie is 100% for hopeless romantics that love giggling over those cheesy and heartwarming love movies. It’s also moving because we see two different walks of life who fall in love with each other try everything to make it that they stay together.

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The filming is well done as when the camera isn’t on the couple, it’s always beautiful panning shots of NYC, whether it’s of Grand Central Station, the sunset, the skyline, you get to see the beauty of NYC through the film.

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Both of them coming together makes them realize that they maybe there’s more to life than just succeeding and having money, it’s about finding love and dreaming. One quote from the book that is in the movie is “People just want to believe. Otherwise they would have to admit that life is just a random series of good and bad things that happen until one day you die.” Even though it’s a blunt quote, it makes you realize that you shouldn’t only think seriously about life, but to go out and enjoy it to the fullest whether it’s with a loved one or your own.

You can see The Sun is Also a Star when it’s in theaters everywhere May 17th.

Written by Will Heffernan