For those of you who are unfamiliar with the film, it follows Sylvie Parker, an aspiring filmmaker, who meets a rising musician named Robert Halloway at her father's record store. The two quickly fall in love, but maintaining a real relationship proves to be a challenge due to Robert's career and Sylvie's engagement to someone else.
Tessa Thompson stars as the ambitious Sylvie (who you can't help but root for in the film), and Nnamdi Asomugha (Kerry Washington's husband) stars as the talented saxophonist, Robert. There's an effortless attraction between these two from the moment they first meet, but the challenges they face make the love story believable.
I won't mention specifics, but I will say that the film does an amazing job of tackling issues like microagression and gender inequality without taking away from the overall tone of the movie. I also love that it delivered so many swoon-worthy moments and romantic one-liners without leaning too heavily on cheesy romantic tropes.
As for the more intimate scenes, there's no explicit nudity in the film—although it's probably not the best choice for family night. You'll catch a few sexual innuendos and some minor profanity, but nothing extremely raunchy or R-rated.
Overall, this romance film was a welcome surprise, and one that I definitely intend to watch again. It was just so refreshing it to see a simple love story about two complex Black characters who find themselves in the process...minus the trauma.
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