The Sun Is Also a Star

Love is a Universe All of Its Own.


The Sun Is Also a Star
A college-bound romantic guy and a Jamaica-born pragmatist meet, and fall for each other, over one magical day amidst the fervour 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., the young woman is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for the student, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.

100 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Drama, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Keong Sim, Faith Logan, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jake Choi, Cathy Shim, Camrus Johnson, Anais Lee
Director
Ry Russo-Young
ScreenplayTracy Oliver, from the novel by Nicola Yoon
MusicHerdís Stefánsdóttir
CinematographyAutumn Durald
EditingJoe Landauer
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2019
Produced byAlloy Entertainment, MGM, Warner Bros.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomance
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language
Runtime100
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Graye Morkel quote iconThe flick gave me more “Neflix-movie” than big screen blockbuster, which by no means is an insult. That said, The Sun is Also a Star can also be praised, for under the fluffy parts there are some moments of realism, where the movie touches on serious issues such as cultural identity, and immigration laws.
10
Metacritic.com
25 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
88 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe 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.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconCharming opposites-attract adaptation has romance, language.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconFeaturing winning performances, a good soundtrack, and some creative flashback moments explaining (via voice-over narration) family history and more, “The Sun is Also a Star” might not exactly be realistic, but it shines so brightly that you probably won’t care.
13

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
10 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
539 users
14
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
13
IMDB
869 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 57%

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