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About the Movie
Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a charming young law associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tries to woo reluctant attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that takes them from an art exhibit to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to a sweet first kiss outside of a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream parlor.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 136
- Fresh: 124
- Rotten: 12
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This is a small-scale romance with small ambitions but fairly big heart.
Fresh: Southside With You has a claim to relevance for anyone who was moved even a little bit by the inauguration, or, almost 20 years earlier, by Do the Right Thing.
Fresh: For a film with relatively modest intentions, Southside With You can stir up some epic and opposing waves of emotion.
Fresh: The mollifying figure on display here bears little resemblance to the hyperpartisan president Obama turned out to be, but it's sweet to remember things could have been different.
Absolutely loved this!
I absolutely loved this movie. Well acted
Best romance I've seen
Not a big romance guy but this movie is more than that. Great acting and dialogue. Beautiful images!
South side with you
My wife and I just watched it. Since we are Barack and Michelle fans, this movie blew us away. I have to admit that it was hard for me to hold back tears watching this amazing movie. Then to top it off with a song by john legend called " start ". I feel like tearing up right now just thinking about it. An instant classic motion picture. Thank you!