The Sun Is Also A Star 4.0 stars

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Synopsis

Natasha (Yara Shahidi) is a Jamaican immigrant whose family is one day away from being deported. Daniel (Charles Melton) is a proud South Korean-American forced by his parents to attend an “important” admissions interview at Dartmouth. She believes that love isn’t a provable fact; he vows to get her to fall for him scientifically. A single, stunning pan inside of Grand Central Terminal first unites our lovers in the same shot, if not in the same frame. For a guy who spends a good portion of his life railing against coincidence as a catalyst for action, director Ry Russo-Young and screenwriter Tracy Oliver offer a lucid argument for fate, not lazy plotting, as the prime motivating force behind this fetching update of Brief Encounter. I first became aware of Ms. Shahidi through her work in the criminally underrated satire, Butter. This is one of those rare instances of a performer giving free range to her natural instincts and emotions without a hint of pretense in sight. All this and a brief, concise history of the South Korean wig boom of the ‘80s. Why not devote two hours of your entertainment time to watching sensible characters fall in love rather than effects-driven averageness?

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 34 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    11:20 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:40 p.m.

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    2:10 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:25 p.m.

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    11:40 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:25 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    11:40 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:25 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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    1:35 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

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    1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

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    1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

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    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

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    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:50 p.m.

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    1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:50 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m.

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    12:40 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

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    3:25 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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    noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

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    9:55 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 5:40 p.m.

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    9:50 a.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

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    10:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m.

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    noon, 2:30 p.m.

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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    11:15 a.m., 2 p.m.

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    11:15 a.m., 2 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

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    11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

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    11 a.m., 1:50 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

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    10:10 a.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

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    1:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m.

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

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    7:30 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

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    6:50 p.m.

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

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    3:50 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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