The Sun Is Also a Star

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The Sun Is Also a Star has a pair of easy-to-love leads, but tests the audience's affection with a storyline that strains credulity past the breaking point.

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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. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? 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 as fiercely as she's fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, "The Sun Is Also a Star" explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

Cast

Yara Shahidi
as Natasha Kingsley
Charles Melton
as Daniel Bae
John Leguizamo
as Jeremy Martinez
Faith Logan
as Commuter
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Samuel Kingsley
Jake Choi
as Charlie Bae
Cathy Shim
as Min Soo Bae
Anais Lee
as Young Natasha
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All Critics (98) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (50) | Rotten (48)

  • The sun, the moon, the stars and all sorts of cosmic gobbledygook are thrown into "The Sun is Also a Star," a love story that shows how difficult it is to manufacture fate on screen.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Although devoid of sophistication and overly dependent on contrivance, the frothy, fizzy giddiness of the love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    CNN.com
    Top Critic
  • It's a tightly wrapped microcosm of many of the conversations driving our political zeitgeist.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Once again, with the odds stacked against them, two extremely attractive people have fallen in love.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • We are told again and again that both protagonists have urgent, life-shaping matters to attend to, but-as portrayed on screen-the stakes couldn't feel less consequential. Nor could the circumstances that keep throwing them together feel more contrived.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Oliver Jones

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