This film about two young strangers falling in love is based on the 2016 Nicola Yoon novel of the same name.
Tara Shahidi (Black-ish) plays Natasha, a New York – based immigrant whose whole family will be deported back to Jamaica the next day.
She’s absorbed with one last ditch effort to find a way to stall the deportation. To that end, she talks her way into seeing an immigration lawyer during his lunch break.
Daniel (Charles Melton – Riverdale) is a young man whose future has been mapped out for him by his parents. The son of Korean immigrants, they have steered him to become a doctor since he was a toddler.
He’s on his way to have an interview with an alumni who might help him get into Dartmouth. But on the way, he sees Natasha at Grand Central Station and is determined to meet her.
She’s interested in science and astronomy and Daniel is a poet and a dreamer. When they meet he tells her that he believes she will love him by the end of the day. Although they have very important appointments, they take time in between to get to know each other.
They spend the day in New York and every scene highlights the interesting, exciting and vibrant nature of the City.
The two stars are beautiful young people and although they have many close-ups, the characters also have dynamic, fun personalities.
With credible acting ability, the believable connection between the young stars and the backdrop of New York – how can director Ry Russo-Young go wrong.