Sylvie's Love

Sylvie's Love

Sylvie's Love

Romance and '50s jazz intertwine in this Prime Video original starring Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) and Nnamdi Asomugha (Crown Heights) as two individuals with separate career ambitious but an undeniable spark between each other. However, as they'll soon discover, some passions withstand the test of time... and others do not.

Robert (Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (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.

2020114 minsUSA
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Sylvie's Love / Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

As a somewhat-revisionist throwback to classic cinema, at a time when nostalgia feels like an essential service, it’s a highly pleasant experience worth having.

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Stuff

Stuff

Sylvie’s Love might be just the escape you need at this crazy time of year.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A beautifully shot, well-contextualised fusion of romance and music that leaves you feeling mellow afterwards.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A graceful and immensely tasteful tale of amour fou that brings to mind the old-fashioned pleasures of "Brooklyn" and "Carol," "Sylvie's Love" will immediately feel alive and major to those who don't falsely dismiss romances as slight.

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Variety

Variety

More even than Declan Quinn’s sumptuously old-school cinematography and the throwback styling and stock footage exteriors that deliberately mimic the Technicolor romances of old, it’s the fresh-faced naiveté of the storytelling that feels so anachronistic.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's a film awash in scrupulously researched vintage production design, costumes and above all music, all rendered in a Technicolor palette that will send grandparents and fans of Golden Age cinema swooning with nostalgia.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a film that both looks and feels the part, a handsomely made love story that’s easy to fall in love with.

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