Remember that low budget film a few years back about Prince William and Kate Middleton? Do you remember how terrible it was? It’d be enough to put you off biopics about important couples, but Southside With You may be something to enjoy. Southside With You stars Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers as Michelle and Barack Obama on their very first date, showing how the future POTUS and First Lady would fall in love.
There’s no reason that Southside With You couldn’t be a great movie, however, this trailer leaves a little to be desired. For something based on a true story, based on two people who are so greatly admired and who’s relationship is well adored, it does look a little too tacky and a little too cheesy. Like, it just doesn’t feel real. It’s like Before Sunrise, but without the charm. Still, this is only a trailer, and it could be that the full film is exactly what we’d like it to be. Let’s hope it is, as it would be a wonderful tribute to one of the world’s favourite couples.
SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU IS OUT 30th SEPTEMBER!