Southside With You comes to the UK from the amazing Soda Pictures, who have proven themselves once again as an amazing distribution company. The film comes to DVD this month. Chronicling the first date of Michelle Robertson and future US president Barak Obama. The film takes place in 1989 and we see the beginning stages of what would become the most influential couple of recent years.
The film was outstanding and that is putting it mildly. I love films like this, once that explore a relationship. It is not all lovely and romantic there are moments of realistic and thought to provoke moments.
It is so interesting and awesome to see this film taking place at a time where the President and first lady were just normal people, living their lives going day by day like the rest of us.
This was a joy to watch and a film I can not recommend enough. Powerful, engaging and heartwarming. The acting was superb as well and the lead actors clearly had chemistry together, which added to the film. It was just an overall wonderfully made and crafted film. I am so pleased that this film got a release.
I will say though some people may not like this film as it is mainly dialogued heavy. Even though it is a brilliant watch it is slow. But I didn’t mind that at all.
This film is wonderful and interesting. It’s nice to see a refreshing and interesting film from the usual films I would watch.
Do yourself a favour and go and check this film out. You will not regret it at all.
Powerful, compelling and superb from start to finish.
| Ross Wilcock
Drama, Romance | USA, 2016 | 15 | 23rd January 2017 (UK) | Soda Pictures | Dir Richard Tanne |Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway |Buy: [DVD]