The Sun Is Also a Star

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61% Audience Score61%
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    The true stars of this immersive romance include - Autumn Durald's gorgeous shots of New York City, sewn together by editor Joe Landauer, Herdís Stefánsdóttir‘s indulgent score, and diverse leads... It left me convinced the couple's sparks were, forged by fate in the space of time that the sun rose and fell upon the Statue Of Liberty (the story's ironic ideals of immigration revolve around).
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    I tried really hard to find one thing to like about the movie but between the cheesy script, cliche love story, terrible acting and predictable ending, I just couldn't do it. This is one of the most passionless romantic movies I've ever seen. The actors don't have chemistry together and every moment feels forced and ingenuine. With everything going on with her family it's completely illogical for Natasha to be doing any of what she did in the movie and the entirety of the "falling in love in one day" storyline is so stupid in comparison to the seriousness of the immigrants getting deported storyline. The Sun Is Also a Star lacks common sense in every possible way.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    The book was very beautifully written; the writers for the movie should have trusted Yoon. They really butchered or skipped over some of the best dialogue. Yoon made a teen-romance novel so much more compelling with her real contemplation of Big Questions of humanity, and without that genuine discussion of complex ideas, the movie is just another, overly-cheesy teen romance.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Dear Hollywood...This is seriously the slowest dumbest movie ever!!! My eyes and especially my ears are dying and wonder why I would put myself. The end
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    Don't waste two hours of your life watching the Sun is Also a Star when you could be doing literally anything else. A loved-up, dumbed-down retelling of the US immigrant's story, this movie is made to be enjoyed by hopelessly romantic teens looking for an escape from their dreary lives, but offers little to the viewer other than impossible clichés and vapid, nausea-inducing dialogue. Filled with beautiful shots of NYC and impossibly attractive co-stars to distract from the poor writing and barely thought out plot, the film is at least pleasant to look at, but the enjoyment stops there. What could have been an important film that explored the experiences of first generation immigrants in a meaningful way was instead overtaken by a love story so unbelievable you will be laughing and crying out of frustration. One-dimensional characters that seem to have been plucked from any other generic YA novel supposedly fall in love with each other in less than 24 hours, whilst battling to prevent a deportation and land a place at an Ivy League, like all normal 17 year olds do. I'm usually a fan of the overdone, so-bad-its-good genre of silly teen flicks, but this movie was just too unbearable to fall into that category. Seriously, find something else to watch or spend your life wondering what you could have achieved in those 2 hours - I know I will.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Its a feel good movie.. love it!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    really great book & really great depiction of the book. they got it spot on how i imagined it in my head!
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    Do they know that emails and Skype exist? If they told that they love each other, why did not they exchange emails?
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Love the romance of the destiny and coincidence of meeting over the space of a day and in the future. The romance of two teens is sweet to watch and their emotions of their family lifestyles they were brought up.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Apparently, according to this film: all illegal immigrants are heroes. Real shocker.