The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

DVD - 2019
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College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Shahidi) 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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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B00ks2go
Feb 14, 2020

slow, slow, slow, slow. Probably great for an early teen girl. Very little of interest for teen boys or adults.

Charming romance. Not realistic but still enjoyed watching it. Also, an amazing visual ode to New York City.

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satnam108
Nov 12, 2019

Light viewing. Sweet story. Beautiful actors. Plus awesome NYC as the backdrop. Grab some popcorn and have a easy night viewing.

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matcat44
Nov 08, 2019

Definitely a teen movie which I only watched about 10 minutes.

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misatim
Oct 15, 2019

Really good looking main lead roles, but really poor script. I do agree it is slow moving with more poses then acting. Which is to bad as the actors can act.

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jasminestea
Oct 10, 2019

Full disclosure: I have not read the book, but I know it's been pretty popular. However, I couldn't finish this movie. It was incredibly boring from the first speech, and I did not grow to care about either of the characters. The female actor is great in "Black-ish", so I was excited to see her in a culturally-motivated film setting, but the emphasis seemed to be more on a budding teen romance. Maybe it just takes a while to get into, or maybe it drags along for 1.5 hours... I wasn't interested in finding out. And that's the tea.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 09, 2019

To be honest I was rather disappointed by this film, I’ve read the book serveral times and the book had a magical and heartwarming feel to it. While watching this movie I found it boring and didn’t show the connection Daniel and Natasha had in the book. The movie is about a boy named Daniel and a girl named Natasha who have meet each other in one whole day, during this day they fall for each other. I love these new romance novels because they bring the newer generations in. The movie should’ve been a little more romantic than it was. Rating: 3/5
@momo of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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strider643
Sep 19, 2019

Sure the two main leads are gorgeous but the movie is a flat and tepid romance which is quite dull and boring to watch.

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jimg2000
Sep 08, 2019

Have seen several good interracial romantic drama but seldom between Asian (Korean) and Black (Jamaican) immigrants. While the cultural differences are apparent, the film underscores the ethnic diversity of New York city and how people's lives intersect by fate. Some even destined to fall in love such as this charming young couple who were brought by their parents from opposite side of the world and found each other in NYC --- what are the odds? Based on Jamaica (Island) born Nicola Yoon's novel which is inspired by her marriage with a Korean American and their daughter. The film's science should be taken seriously as Nicola Yoon earned her BSEE at Cornel University where Carl Sagan was a faculty member for nearly 30 years until his death in 1996.

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Juliakucharek
Sep 02, 2019

love this movie
is so sad

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jimg2000
Sep 08, 2019

No quote posted in IMDb as of this AM. Some good lines. Nicola Yoon's novel is inspired by her own marriage with a Korean America and her daughter:

The intro:
Carl Sagan once said that human beings are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever. 13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang created the stars, the planets, the galaxies. Observable fact, rational thought, pure science. Perfect. The Big Bang also led to my home. New York. A city filled with humanity, dreams, loss... love. The choice we make. The path we choose. I always believed it would take a lifetime to understand the human heart. In the end, all it took was a single day.
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What are the five key ingredients to falling in love?
-This is so idiotic. Um... Fine. Uh... Mutual self-interest and socioeconomic
compatibility.
Okay. Well, my ingredients are friendship and chemistry.
-Mmm. Of course they are.
My last three are some sort of moral compass... Common interests are a must. And let's see, the X factor.

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jimg2000
Sep 08, 2019

Fate is real.
-Wait, I think you mean coincidences, 'cause they can happen without meaning.
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They're feeling hormones. And we just call it love, so that we have something
grand to live for. Otherwise, life seems really mundane and just a random series of events that you have no control over until you die. Depressing, right?
-You make it sound depressing.
Because it is.
-So, no magic, no fate, no "meant to be"?
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Daniel, I know you think that us meeting is fate or destiny or whatever, but it can't be real, because I'm probably never gonna see you again.
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So, you know, sometimes you can't control everything...
-I don't know. I don't know.
Maybe just being open to fate, maybe that's a choice.

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green_turtle_3256
Jul 16, 2019

green_turtle_3256 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

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