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Southside With You Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Southside With You is a beautifully shot, engaging, and warm tale of two young people on the cusp of, well, everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2019
It's the sort of happy ending that makes the story of their first steps towards each other all the more compelling to watch unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2019
Enamors and enchants you often to forget that the two main characters are the future President and First Lady of the United States of America.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2019
Southside With You is a warm little film, a sweet parting gift to the President and his First Lady and to the country as his era comes to a close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 11, 2019
If you are looking for a date movie this would be a good choice.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 30, 2019
An engrossing walk-and-talk biodrama that tips its hat to Richard Linklater's BEFORE trilogy while also breathing humanity into two iconic figures.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 19, 2019
A charming imagined dramatisation of how the Obamas became the Obamas is sweet, warm, clever and suffused in a golden glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2019
Much like the smooth-talking man who would become President, Southside makes balancing many expectations look easy. Topics such as race, class, and especially gender, are touched upon with amazing ease.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 11, 2018
First there was the rom-com. Then the zom-rom-com. Now we have the world's first obam-rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 31, 2018
There's a pleasant texture to the visuals of Southside With You, a soft visual style that compliments the two stellar leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2018
Southside With You is a rare love story. One that doesn't put on rose tinted glasses and magic moments. Instead, the film focuses on real, obtainable love.
August 28, 2018
It's sweet and honest in its simplicity, and despite an ultra-low budget that can barely mask that the events aren't actually taking place in the late 80s, Tanne still manages something softly entrancing.
August 22, 2018
"Southside With You" is a sweet, romantic film, but one that is layered with intelligence, relationship, and character building. It's an engaging re-imagining of the Obamas' first date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 9, 2017
Southside With You is a lovely notion, a celebratory biography, and a slightly presumptuous memorial all wrapped up in a dreamy romantic date movie.
September 22, 2017
I feel bad for anyone who would avoid it on the basis of political considerations.
September 12, 2017
Southside With You doesn't need to preach, shout or wave its racial bona fides like a battle-worn banner. Instead, it embraces us, conspiratorially acknowledging a shared understanding that change requires fighting for hope and love in every moment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 11, 2017
Their abstract gazes, alone in their separate homes at evening's end, will resonate with anyone who has ever suddenly been in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2017
[Southside with you] should make stars of [Parker] Sawyers and [Tika] Sumpter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2017
Writer/director Richard Tanne's Southside with You manages a delicate and thrilling balancing act.
August 17, 2017
Southside with You, while sweet and overly schmaltzy at times, powerfully reminds viewers that the story the Obamas gave us over the past eight years is one worth holding onto and retelling for future generations.
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