It's always been written as "annoyed grunt." To this day, it's never written in the script as "D'oh!" Now it's so well known that it's in the Oxford English Dictionary. People who liked its listing on IMDb also liked “American Hostage,” described as pulling “back the curtains on a terrorist plot centered on a group of terrorists holding two American soldiers hostage on U. Tika Sumpter, the actress playing Michelle Obama, bears some resemblance to the first lady. “But the conversations in ‘Southside’ sound more scripted and less off-the-cuff than that cult classic — more like a play than a movie.The trailer shows her resisting his attempts to get her to go out with him. That does sound a little like a “classic meet-cute with a twist,” as EW’s Chris Nashawaty wrote after it debuted at Sundance. Not that the level of artifice affects the enjoyability of the movie, which is warm and sweet and nods to the pair’s future without too much winking.” Here are some other opinions: Time’s Stephanie Zacharek: …“It was a cool date actually,” Michelle Obama once recalled in a video of her first outing with the young lawyer in her Chicago firm named Barack Obama. Anyway you look at it, it was a fateful and romantic day in 1989. They’re all swoon-worthy male characters, and now there’s a new name to add to the list: Barack Obama,” wrote The Washington Post’s own Stephanie Merry. But somehow it works in ‘Southside With You,’ a movie that revisits the 1989 summer day when Obama and future first lady Michelle Robinson had their first date.“We spent the whole day together,” starting with a “nice long walk,” followed by lunch beside the courtyard fountain at the Chicago Art Institute and a movie, Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” “He showed all the sides. And now it’s a long-awaited movie, “Southside With You,” opening Friday at about 800 theaters after its debut at Sundance 2016, with a PG-13 rating (apparently for the smoking) and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 88, which is pretty good. They demand the release of all prisoners of Guantanamo Bay or they will kill the soldiers.” That doesn’t sound like an exact match with the Hollywood Reporter’s suggestion that “Southside” is “projected to do well among African-American women, art house audiences and general consumers feeling nostalgic about the end of the Obama presidency.” The executive producer, John Legend, an Obama friend, says he has nudged the president and first lady to “check it out soon,” adding, however, that, as the Hollywood Reporter said, “it might be uncomfortable to watch yourself being played by someone else on the big screen.” The actor who plays the president, Parker Sawyers, looks exactly like the president, circa 2000, however, rather than 1989. “The movie is earning comparisons to ‘Before Sunrise’ for its easygoing pace and dialogue-heavy depiction of courtship,” Merry wrote.Malia, age 15, and Sasha, age 12, are "very sensible," Obama told comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey in a television interview that aired on Friday.
After all, he's got some help keeping an eye on them.She considers it “inappropriate,” as they work in the same Chicago law firm and as a woman, and a black woman at that, she says she’s got to “work a little bit harder to earn everyone’s respect. Or like “When Barry met Michelle,” as Michael Phillips wrote in the Chicago Tribune. As as a work of imagination inspired by fact, the film shimmers with warmth.“How’s it gonna look to a guy like Thompson [wonder who he is] if I swoop in and start dating the first cute black guy who walks through the doors? It’s “a portrait of a president-to-be as a young John Cusack,” says AP’s Jake Coyle, “riding in a beat-up yellow Datsun and flicking his cigarette ash out the window … Sawyers captures both the easy, loping rhythms of our future 44th President’s speech and the long-stride elegance of his carriage.Matt Groening directed those early sessions, and when I saw "annoyed grunt" in the script, I asked him, "What is that?" And he said, "Whatever you want it to be." Usually Matt has a very specific idea about how something should be read, but in that case he left it open.