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SYLVIE’S LOVE (2020): The Things I Liked…

Sylvie's Love (2020), Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha
Sylvie’s Love (2020), Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha

I found plenty to enjoy in writer/director Eugene Ashe’s romance/drama Sylvie’s Love. A delightful movie that’s dreamy, stylish and romantic in a way that’s both old fashioned and modern; thanks to the visual style, costumes, lead character and the 1957 setting.

Starring Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King and Regé-Jean Page; Sylvie’s Love is just the kind of well-acted escape one needs from time to time. It’s a film that deals with the kind of predicaments/challenges most, if not all of us can relate to when it comes to friendships, romantic relationships, family and life, in general.

I enjoyed Sylvie’s Love as a story that happens to be about more than the romantic love between Sylvie and Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a young man with dreams of becoming a saxophone player. In my mind, the movie should almost be called ‘Sylvie’s Loves’ because it’s also, to a significant extent about her professional aspirations/love. For, she is a woman determined not to lose herself and what matters to her, regardless of external pressures from various angles.

Don’t be surprised if, by the end, Sylvie’s Love has you reflecting on just how helpful it is to have people in your circle looking out for your relationship.

For those who enjoy jazz music, like a little romance and or the costume design in shows such as The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, you’ll likely be glad you watched this one.

Lastly, if you’re wondering whether Sylvie’s Love shares strong similarities with the impressive If Beale Street Could Talk, (2018) the answer is ‘only in the sense that both stories feature the love stories of two young black Americans. Meaning, Sylvie’s Love isn’t going to completely shatter your heart due to a tragic and hugely unjust, racially motivated event.

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SYLVIE’S LOVE (2020): New Trailer Starring Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King…

Sylvie's Love (2020), Tessa Thompson, Amazon Prime Video
Sylvie’s Love (2020), Tessa Thompson, Amazon Prime Video

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Sylvie’s Love (2020).

Sylvie’s Love is a story of romance and music; combined with themes of changing times, a changing culture and the true price of love.

Set during a hot summer in 1957; writer/director Eugene Ashe’s film follows Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), a young woman who dreams of becoming a television producer, and aspiring saxophone player Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) after they meet at Sylvie’s father’s record shop in Harlem, New York.

Doesn’t this one feel just right for the festive season? I want to spend time in the world of Ashe’s movie, and with all the beautiful music, costumes, colours, romantic dialogue and of course, all that love.

I’m also definitely in to watch people following their hearts and dreams.

Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jemima Kirke, Tone Bell, Alano Miller, Regé-Jean Page, Lance Reddick, John Magaro, Ron Funches, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Erica Gimpel and MC Lyte also star.

Sylvie’s Love Release Dates: December 25th, 2020 (US), Amazon Prime Video…

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