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Movie Review: 'Southside With You' where love begins

A new view on how the Obamas fell in love

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Tika Sumpter, left, and Parker Sawyers in a scene from "Southside With You." (Matt Dinerstein/Miramax and Roadside Attractions via AP)
This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Tika Sumpter, left, and Parker Sawyers in a scene from "Southside With You." (Matt Dinerstein/Miramax and Roadside Attractions via AP)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Southside With You (PG-13)

Based on the love story of the Obamas, this film gives a fresh perspective on where Barack and Michele's love began. It's 1989, and the future U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting his adviser Michele Robinson, the future first lady, for a community event. The film focuses on their first date as they travel through the southside of Chicago. Their story is engaging as you see a new portrayal of the Obamas. However, its weakness is variety. You will see the transformation from co-workers to lovers in its infancy and want more intimate deals on how their love grows. Despite knowing their love has a happy ending, you won't see the growth of their love, wedding, or political transformation. Overall, the fresh perspective is insightful and overall a good first-date movie. 

 

 


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