Black History Month: Sylvie’s Love

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Movie Of The Day: 

Director: Eugene Ashe 
Writer: Eugene Ashe  
Release: December 23, 2020
Cast
Tessa Thompson
Nnamdi Asomugha
Eva Longoria
When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father's record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success. --IMDb
This movie is probably one of the most beautiful movies I've seen in a long time. I'm not sure what it is about period pieces that I love, but Sylvie's Love is a stunning film that I think everyone should watch. I loved watching Sylvie fall in love with herself, and really come into who she is as a person, while dealing with life, love, and living in a world where being a Black woman is extremly hard.

As much as this movie was shown to be a love story, I think the love story is truly between Sylvie and herself. Not only does she have to handle the pressues of being a Black working woman, but also being a wife and daughter and handling society. This was the most unexpected aspect of the story for me. As much as I loved the central love story--and I really did love it--I wanted nothing more than for Sylvie to be happy and become the best version of herself.

I also loved how the love story wasn't always positive and bright. There were moments that made me sad, angry, and unsure of the characters. I knew that the story would end in a positive way but the journey was unexpected. Again, I'm trying not to spoil this movie but it was such a dramatic time (turns out that this movie is billed as a drama instead of a romantic drama so).

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