I Talk Sh*t and Read: Context & The Sun Is Also A Star
The Sun is Also A Star Adaptation Is Missing It's Center On Screen
Shortly after The Sun is Also A Star hit theaters, Ro sits down with critic Joi Childs to talk about the film's adaptation and on why the story context should've mattered more in this charming day-in-the-life love story, and how it feels like the screenwriters (and possibly the actors) fell short of the mark when deciding on what angle to take. Joi and Ro both wonder if the uneven ability in the lead actors weighed in on the seeming decision to not spend much time on showing substantive backstory for an entire family or if perhaps Yara's skillset wasn't up to carrying the weight this story needed to be more than a superficial one-and-done romance story. Ro and Joy wonder does how much the seeming maturity of the actor matter should be taken into consideration.
The discussion contains a few excerpts from the book which may feel spoiler to some. So, Ro delayed sharing this chat to give folks time to see the film (or read the book) themselves. Both Ro and Joi enjoyed The Sun is Also A Star (beautiful people are never a bad thing) but each wishes that it hadn't fallen so far short of what it could've been with just a bit more care.
We talk likes, dislikes. Joi ponders accurate portrayals of chemistry between strangers and teenagers and confirms that Charles Melton is absolutely old enough for us to drool over for years to come.
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