Today I watched The Sun is Also a Star at the cinema.
Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. She is not the type of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when her family is twelve hours away from being deported. Falling in love with him will not be her story. Daniel has always been the good son, the good student, living up to his parents’ high expectations. Never a poet. Or a dreamer. But when he sees her, he forgets all that. Something about Natasha makes him think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store – for both of them. Every moment has brought them to this single moment. A million futures lie before them. Which one will come true?
I have to agree with Natasha.
It reminded me of a not so good “Before Sunrise” where a young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending an evening together in Vienna (knowing it will probably be their only night together). The characters have chemistry, but the plot is too far fetched, and the slow pace let it down for me.
Have you seen this film, or any other good ones recently? What do you think?