Amazon Prime’s New Movie Sylvie’s Love Has People Obsessing

Amazon Prime gave viewers a holiday gift that they’re all obsessing over, and that’s the release of their newest film, Sylvie’s Love. It follows a romance between Tessa Thompson’s character, Sylvie, and former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, who played Robert and was also a producer.

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha starring in 'Sylvie's Love'. Sylvie’s Love: Amazon Prime’s Latest Film

The new movie is set in New York City in the 1950s, and it revolves around the story of Sylvie and Robert’s love. Sylvie spends her time working at her father’s record store and ends up falling in love with Robert, a saxophonist. Other familiar faces throughout the movie include Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

The movie was released on December 23, 2020, and it was written and directed by Eugene Ashe. He has quickly won over many Amazon Prime watchers with this film. It also got quite a high score on Rotten Tomatoes as it received an overall approval rating of 93% and an average rating of 7.1/10 stars early on.

It was first announced in February of 2014 that Larenz Tate would be starring in and producing the movie Sylvie’s Love with director Eugene Ashe. In February of 2019, Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha joined the cast and so did Jonathan Baker, Gabrielle Glore, and Matthew Thurm as producers, alongside Asomugha. Thompson also served as an executive producer alongside Matthew Rachamkin

A Hit For Most Viewers

Scene from Sylvie's Love
Many viewers that watched Sylvie’s Love shared their excitement over the movie and Tessa Thompson’s portrayal of Sylvie. Aside from this, people have also praised the former NFL star, Nnamdi Asomugha, for his acting and producing. Most of the feedback also has to do with the romantic chemistry between the two actors on-screen, which is part of what led the movie to be such an enjoyable romance movie to end the year.

The film had its world premiere on January 27, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival and only a bit after, Amazon Studios got distribution rights for the film. It was then released on December 23, 2020.