Make no bones about it: the first date is crucial. Ask any bride-to-be, newlywed or woman who's been married for 45 years how she met and fell in love with the man she chose to marry and you're bound to get an adorable, if not hilarious, recount of their first date. And for President Barack Obama and Frist Lady Michelle Obama, it's no different. Their first-date story is so cute, in fact, that someone made a movie about it. And that movie, Southside With You, looks just plain delightful.
The trailer for the upcoming John Legend-produced historical rom-com about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date was released Thursday, April 28, and this movie looks sweeter than we could have imagined. The film, which hits theaters in August, shows the two now-public figures as young lawyers — before marriage and before the White House — in Chicago in the summer of 1989.
In the trailer, a reluctant Michelle Robinson, played by Tika Sumpter, gets ready to head out of the house to attend a community event with Barack Obama, played by Parker Sawyers, who happens to be a young associate at the firm where she works. (Side note: Her father's reaction to Michelle telling him the name of her suitor is hilarious.)
Throughout the day — which includes a picnic, long walk, tour of the Art Institute, a viewing of the Spike Lee movie Do the Right Thing and, of course, that community meeting (we're already exhausted) — and into their epic daylong date, Michelle continuously insists that their time together is "not a date." Yeah, okay Michelle.
So how did filmmaker Richard Tanne find the inspiration for this biopic? We can't help but forget back in 2012 when the First Couple shared the story of that all-important evening for a campaign ad — complete with plenty of cute quips from Mr. President.
"We clicked right away...by the end of the date it was over...I was sold," Michelle has said about their first date.
We're already anticipating the sequel to Southside With You, which will (hopefully) tell the tale of their three-year love story, engagement and, of course, their wedding. Hey, a girl can dream!
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