Although theaters continue to be closed as the pandemic rages on, we have not been short of cinematic entertainment. VOD and streaming have become even more important havens for various films to grab people’s attention, and one of the last films to release in 2020 was Amazon Prime Video. Sylvie’s love, with Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asmugha. Well, this movie is clearly a critical success judging by its impressive score for Rotten Tomatoes.
As of this writing, Sylvie’s love has 96 professional opinions counted on Rotten tomatoes, and with a 92% tomatometer, it was naturally certified fresh. Although the audience score is not as high for Sylvie’s love, but 80% is still not something to ignore. So if you’re in the mood for a romantic movie (even if it’s a drama rather than a comedy) and you’re ready to take a break from Netflix’s offerings, Sylvie’s love seems like a solid choice, although no information has been released on its viewership.
Sylvie’s love premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, after which Amazon Studios acquired the film and released it on Prime Video on December 23. It was the last Amazon Studios film to drop direct on Prime Video in 2020, as One Night in Miami and itself currently playing in limited theaters ahead of their premiere on the streaming service later this month. . Other notable Amazon Studios movies in 2020 included 7500, my spy, Borat Post Moviefilm, The sound of metal and Uncle Franck.
Located in the late 1950s in Harlem, Sylvie’s love follows Tessa Thompson’s Sylvie Parker meeting Nnamdi Asmugha’s Robert Hallowway, an aspiring saxophonist, in her father’s music store. The two quickly fell in love, their relationship transcending “changing times, geography and professional success.” The cast of Sylvie’s love Also includes Aja Naomi King, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Regé-Jean Page (from Bridgerton), Eva Longoria, Ed Weeks, Lane Reddick and Ron Funches, among others.
While Sylvie’s love was Tessa Thompson’s only movie in 2020, she’s been very busy in 2019, with Avengers: Endgame, Men in Black International and live action from Disney + the Lady and the Tramp remake, as well as appear as herself in Between two ferns: the movie and continues his tenure in the HBO series Westworld. Upcoming, Thompson is set to appear in Thor: Love and Thunder and Creed 3, among other projects. As for Nnamdi Asmugha, his credits include Leverage, the Friday night lights TV shows, Crown heights and When the street lights come on.
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