3/4

Sylvie’s Love [2020] ★★★

2020 was a terrible year for moviegoers, and with the absence of cinemas, it was so easy for a lot of movies to get lost in the shuffle. “Sylvie’s Love” comes straight out of Amazon Studios, and it’s an old-fashioned loved story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Set in the 1950’s and 60’s, the film follows the love story between an aspiring saxophonist (Nnamdi Asomugha) and the daughter of a record store owner (Tessa Thompson). They meet during the summer of 1957, but life and its consequences forces them to separate, before meeting again a few years later. Like I said, this is as old-fashioned as they come, with two solid performances and great attention to detail. “Sylvie’s Love” is easy to watch and just as easy to admire. It doesn’t pretend to be anything more than it is, but the characters are well fleshed-out, giving us rooting interest right from the start. If love stories are your go-to destination, then consider this one a must-see.

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