Not exactly a Christmas story, but Sylvie’s Love will give you the “feels” this holiday season. A romantic drama by Eugene Ashe, the film features actors Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in leading roles as Sylvie and Robert, who fall in love but fate keeps them apart even though their love for each other only grows stronger. Sylvie and Robert meet in her father’s record store, where they both work – her to pass time and him to support his jazz career. Even though Sylvie’s engaged to another man, one who is more successful, she cannot help but fall in love with the saxophonist. Circumstances cause them to split, only to meet again in five years, when Sylvie is married and has a child, while Robert’s career in jazz seems to have hit a standstill. Once again, fate brings them together only for a brief moment before their careers take priority. The movie goes on to show what fate finally has in store for the lovers.
For the lovers of romance
Christmas time is perfect for romance – it’s winter and the holidays always put you in a good mood. So if you are planning a movie date, look no further than Sylvie’s Love. The love story may sound typical – lovers getting together and moving apart and then again together only to go their separate ways again – but the added retro touch has a charm of its own.
Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha are a mood
The lead actors swoon you with their easy-breezy old-fashioned romance. Their story takes you back to the Internet-free era, when people fell in love at first sight and the distance only made the heart grow fonder. Supporting actors Aja Naomi King, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Eva Longoria do a fine job in their short but prominent roles.
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Sylvie’s Love should be your go-to movie if you’re looking for some classic romance. The added charm of jazz music only makes it the most perfect watch with your partner this holiday season. Enjoy it for the dreamy visuals, romantic feels, and an extraordinary love story.