Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton Elevate Teen Romance
The Sun is also a Star is the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon's bestselling novel. Two high school students of different ethnic origins fall madly in love for a magical day in New York. It's a hokey premise that has surprisingly grown on me. Young adult novels tend to lack sophistication on the big screen. The main characters here really have some depth and just enough chemistry to warm your heart. Their appeal offsets some of the director's more idiotic style choices.
Yara Shahidi plays the role of Natasha Kingsley, a girl born in Jamaica who grew up in Brooklyn. Practical thinker, she avoids the fantastic or the immeasurable. Yara loves astronomy. All that exists must be measurable by the scientific method. His family is facing an immediate crisis. Illegal immigrants, they will be expelled in twenty-four hours. She makes one last attempt to meet an immigration lawyer (John Leguizamo). In the hope of obtaining a stay for his case.
Charles Melton co-starred in the role of Daniel Bae, an American of first-generation Korean descent. Poet in the soul, his severe parents force him to attend Dartmouth College. They have prepared him to become a doctor since his childhood. The pressure grew exponentially after the failure of his older brother (Jake Choi). Daniel is en route to his interview in Dartmouth when he spots the beautiful Natasha at Grand Central Station. She wears a jacket that bears the inscription "Deus Ex Machina", which is precisely the title of a poem that he was struggling to write. Daniel decides that this can not be a coincidence. He follows Natasha and begins an eventful day in the big city.
The sun is also a star is an opposing story that attracts. Daniel and Natasha could not be more different in their personalities and interests. He promises to make her fall in love with him. She thinks he's cute with a lot of confidence, but is clearly mistaken. She has to worry about bigger things than romance. This configuration is terribly similar to Richard Linklater's classic Before Sunrise . The Sun is also a star is not remote in this league, but develops their relationship successfully. The two characters, of different races, origins and ideologies; are nostalgic in the heart. They are looking for something to believe in. They find the answer one in the other.
Director Ry Russo-Young ( Before I Fall ) is expected to be hired by the New York Tourism Board. She goes to the sea on the big apple. The film is filled with cross-sectional views of city skyline, subways, bridges and streets. The characters cross the city; hit several neighborhoods and famous places. The angle of New York goes from enchanting to odious. Yes, we understand that it is a romance in New York. It is not necessary that all other scenes be the subject of publicity.
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton are popular television actors that I have honestly never heard of. She plays on ABC Blackish . He is on the CW Riverdale . The chemistry of the couple develops considerably throughout the film. At first I found them clumsy, but they discovered themselves; the tension between them becomes more palpable. This is the most important and best part of the movie. It's also nice to see a young black woman and a stereotypical Asian man from Hollywood.
The Sun Is Also A Star is a varied novel that shows a range of normal things. personality traits and invisible interests. He has flaws, but wins you in the end. It's a refreshing look on a kind of young adult who has become, no pun intended, too much vanilla. The Sun is also a Star is produced by Alloy Entertainment and MGM, and distributed by Warner Bros.
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