Southside With You Trailer Turns The Obamas Into A New Rom-Com Ideal

We haven't been this excited for a romantic comedy since Love Actually. The first trailer for Southside With You is out today and it's making us a little weak at the knees. Could Barack Obama be the new Lloyd Dobler, the golden standard by which all suitors will hereby be measured?
The movie stars Tika Sumpter as Michelle Robinson, whom we first see getting ready for a "not a date" with a young summer associate at her firm. This dapper Harvard law student (Parker Sawyers) has invited her to a "community event" on a steamy summer night in Chicago in 1989. We could wrap this all up and say, "The rest is history," if it weren't for how well this trailer teases us.

She's all skeptical business, noticing how he's late to pick her up and his car has a giant hole in the floor — this is starting out exactly like a rom-com! Barack puts on the charm, however: "I thought we'd swing by the art center, see some paintings, maybe grab a bite to eat," he suggests.
"How's it gonna look if I start dating the first cute Black guy who walks through the firm's doors?" she asks. "It would be tacky."

"You think I'm cute," he responds. Holy cow, how is this guy giving us goosebumps? We're not supposed to feel this way about our sitting commander in chief! We're falling for the first lady all over again, too. This shouldn't feel so right. But we've seen glimpses of these two as our #relationshipgoals since before 2008, so it also makes complete sense to watch the story of their romance unfold. From now on, first couples are just ruined for us.

Southside With You opens in theaters August 26.

More from Movies

As if winning an Oscar wasn't enough, actress Lupita Nyong'o just proved that she has another talent under her belt: freestyle rapping. The 33-year-old ...
There are few movies that just beg to be parodied more than Fifty Shades of Grey. But High School Musical comes pretty darn close. In case you haven't ...
This month, many 15-year-olds are just getting in the back-to-school swing of things. But Auli'i Cravalho's schedule is a little bit different: The teen ...
The 1960s never seemed creepier than in Rose McGowan’s haunting short film, Dawn (2014). McGowan, whose long acting résumé includes roles on TV megahits ...
Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a buzzword...
Every once in a while, a documentary comes out and changes the world. For 2016, 13th is destined to do just that. A film from notable director, ...
For women, Star Wars costumes used to mean one thing: Princess Leia. There were variations within the theme — Danish side-bun Leia, Hoth Leia, gold-bikini-...
As long as Harry Potter fans keep rewatching the beloved movies, they'll keep finding new reasons the series will make you cry. The latest discovery? Harry...
The documentary world can be overwhelming. Think of a topic — broad or obscure — and very likely a movie has probably been made about it. Biographies, ...
Luna Lovegood is one of the most memorable characters from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Later, the eccentric character was brought to life by the ...
Few things bring cinephiles joy quite like spending the weekend holed up in a movie theater, devouring the latest silver screen debuts. Though the biggest ...
There comes a point in every person's life when Netflix just isn't enough. Despite there being countless options on the popular streaming service, ...
Double check the calendar: It's officially fall. The leaves are changing, Halloween is looming, and cuffing season is just around the corner. What does ...
Five months after a controversy formed around the casting of Scarlett Johanssen as a Japanese woman in Ghost in the Shell, the teasers are here. For the ...