Barack Obama hasn’t even finished his time in office and already the cinematic hagiography has begun.
In a film written and directed by Richard Tanne and executive produced by John Legend, the story of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson’s first date is told.
Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers star as Michelle and Barack Obama in a tale that narrates the love story between the President and his First Lady.
The romance takes place over the course of one day in Chicago in 1989, during which a determined Barack tries to wear down his companion, who repeatedly insists that their rendezvous is not a date.
The film meanders through a series of conversations against the backdrop of Southside Chicago in the late 1980s. At one point, the ambitious young lawyers walk past a wall bearing the name of people killed on the city streets.
After an overwhelmingly positive reaction at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the biographical-romantic-comedy– drama was released to over 800 cinemas in North America on 26 August.
The film is set to be released in the UK Friday 30 September.