It’s always nice when a pleasant surprise drops in your lap. We’re afraid we hadn’t heard a thing about this film when suddenly, a gorgeous trailer appeared on the horizon:
We always felt Tessa Thompson had a face for period work, but who could have predicted she could make those blunt ’50s pixie bangs look so good? You almost never see that hairstyle recreated in period pieces about the ’50s because almost no one looked good in it, but here’s Miss Tessa, slaying it – and every other period hairstyle and ensemble. She looks gorgeous. The whole thing looks gorgeous:
It drops on December 25th, so there’s your Christmas-on-the-couch sorted for you. High romance and gorgeous clothes? We’ll bring the cocktails and meet you there.
In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.
Written and Directed by:
Nnamdi Asomugha, Gabrielle Glore, Jonathan T. Baker, Eugene Ashe, Matthew Thurm
Tessa Thompson, Bobbi Sue Luther, Akbar Gbajabiamila,
Matt Rachamkin, Sidra Smith, Emmet Dennis
Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King, Jemima Kirke, Tone Bell, Alano Miller, Erica Gimpel and Lance Reddick with Wendi McLendon Covey and Eva Longoria
Coming Only to Prime Video December 25
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