Andrea Martin

New video: The Obamas' love story is nicely told in 'Southside With You'

New video: The Obamas' love story is nicely told in 'Southside With You'

New on Blu-ray

“Southside With You” (Lionsgate DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.99; also available on VOD)

The big hook of writer-director Richard Tanne’s indie romance is that it tells the story of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, with actors Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter doing a fine job of balancing impersonation and originality as the future POTUS and FLOTUS. Staunch supporters of the current presidential administration may feel uplifted by this glimpse of the young Obama in his days as a budding lawyer and Chicago community organizer, bringing people together. But even right-wingers should be able to appreciate how well Tanne...

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