I knew virtually nothing going into The Sun is also a Star, other than its source material being a YA novel. It looked sappy, it was definitely sappy. It looked melodramatic, and it was melodramatic. It didn’t look repulsive, and it wasn’t. Watch the rest of my review below! Advertisements
Hold it together, hold it toge- *cries*
The film is a comedy at heart and plays to the romantic tropes we’re used to seeing time and time again.
Not knowing hardly anything about this film and its story is what provided such a wonderful experience. I’m placed in 1950’s London and by the film’s end, I almost didn’t want to leave.
This isn’t your grandmother’s romance tale. It would be criminal to categorize Luca Guadagnino’s Northern Italy cat-and-mouse tale as your “typical summer fling.”
I recognize the talent between Elba and Winslet, how they can carry scenes on their own and the raw emotion they can display on-screen. I just couldn’t buy into what The Mountain Between Us was selling.
Not having seen a full trailer for The Light Between Oceans, I absolutely did not expect the dark twist director Derek Cianfrance had up his sleeve. And that’s part of what makes this movie worth the ride. Based on the 2012 novel written by M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans is a drama that tells the tale of a …