1. The Photograph only occasionally snaps into focus  The A.V. Club
  2. 'The Photograph' Review  Hollywood Reporter
  3. Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield Discuss the Importance of Telling Black Love Stories | The View  The View
  4. ‘The Photograph’ Review: An Unabashedly Old-School Love Story  The New York Times
  5. The Photograph review – star charm can't save underdeveloped romance  The Guardian
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Nostalgia for the glossily cozy rom-coms of the 1990s is a major driving force behind the romantic comedy revival that’s come to dominate movie theaters and streaming services in the past few years. For her own addition to this canon, writer/director Stella Meghie (The Weekend, Everything, Everything) takes inspiration from an adjacent trend: the ’90s boom of romantic dramedies starring all-black casts. Films like Love Jones, The Best Man, and Love & Basketball explored love and life from the perspective of modern black professionals, and are too often segmented from wider conversations about the rom-com genre. Meghie lovingly evokes that era by casting Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield as two thoughtful love birds dealing with ambition, insecurity, and matters of the heart. Occasionally, however, her mix of familial melodrama and lush romance feels more like a low-key riff on the formulaic works of Nicholas Sparks. The mix of familial melodrama and lush romance sometimes recalls the work of Nicholas Sparks.

The Photograph only occasionally snaps into focus

Stars Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield have great chemistry, but this earnest romantic drama feels "curiously flat and under-seasoned."Stars Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield have great chemistry, but this earnest romantic drama feels "curiously flat and under-seasoned."

Review: 'The Photograph' Is Unfocused : NPR

In Stella Meghie’s romantic drama 'The Photograph' (starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield), old family photographs spark a complicated romance between a museum curator and a reporter.In Stella Meghie’s romantic drama starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, old family photographs spark a complicated romance.

'The Photograph' Review | Hollywood Reporter

Stella Meghie’s lush, sexy drama offers two stories in one — but neither ever get their full due.Stella Meghie’s lush, sexy drama offers two stories in one — but neither ever get their full due.

‘The Photograph’ Review: Issa Rae & LaKeith Stanfield in Romance | IndieWire

Writer-director Stella Meghie's gorgeous dramedy explores two generations of women looking to balance romance and careerWriter-director Stella Meghie's gorgeous dramedy explores two generations of women looking to balance romance and career

'The Photograph' Film Review: Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield Tentatively Explore Modern Love

“The lead characters "come together and connect in a slow-groove way that’s so organic and appealing you can feel the film’s writer-director, Stella Meghie, not wanting to get in their way." 👏🏾👏🏾 @stellamink @IssaRae #LakeithStanfield https://t.co/lSs41vRyth via @variety”

Rebecca Shuri She Ready Carroll on Twitter: "The lead characters "come together and connect in a slow-groove way that’s so organic and appealing you can feel the film’s writer-director, Stella Meghie, not wanting to get in their way." 👏🏾👏🏾 @stellamink @IssaRae #LakeithStanfield https://t.co/lSs41vRyth via @variety"

“THE PHOTOGRAPH has its flaws, but it really worked for me — and I especially loved Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield in it. https://t.co/GIz0bJa9Eh”

Tim Grierson on Twitter: "THE PHOTOGRAPH has its flaws, but it really worked for me — and I especially loved Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield in it. https://t.co/GIz0bJa9Eh"

“Are you ready for a love story? Valentines Day moviegoers could spend their night with #ThePhotograph, starring LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae. Tomorrow at 10 am on @ShowMeStLouis, @lexivbrown and I will tell you if it's worth seeing in theaters or not.”

Dan Buffa on Twitter: "Are you ready for a love story? Valentines Day moviegoers could spend their night with #ThePhotograph, starring LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae. Tomorrow at 10 am on @ShowMeStLouis, @lexivbrown and I will tell you if it's worth seeing in theaters or not."

“Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star in #ThePhotograph at the Valentine’s Day multiplex. https://t.co/b2zvn3pMAz”

Jason Fraley on Twitter: "Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star in #ThePhotograph at the Valentine’s Day multiplex. https://t.co/b2zvn3pMAz"

Issa Rae and a terrific Lakeith Stanfield play a New York couple whose romance sends them and the story into the past.Issa Rae and a terrific Lakeith Stanfield play a New York couple whose romance sends them and the story into the past.

“The Photograph” is a movie that can be a lot like looking through a friend’s old photo album — a k a not as exciting as they think it is.For a movie about big, sweeping emotions across generations, there isn’t much emoting going on here.

'The Photograph' review: Issa Rae's romance drama is a snooze

Suns guard Devin Booker will replace the Blazers' Damian Lillard, who promoted Booker's NBA All-Star candidacy after suffering a groin injury Wednesday.Suns guard Devin Booker will replace the Blazers' Damian Lillard, who promoted Booker's NBA All-Star candidacy after suffering a groin injury Wednesday.

Devin Booker to replace Damian Lillard in NBA All-Star Game, 3-point

Devin Booker will replace Damian Lillard in both the All-Star Game and the Three-Point ContestDevin Booker will replace Damian Lillard in both the All-Star Game and the Three-Point Contest

Devin Booker will replace Damian Lillard in NBA All-Star Game | Kentucky Sports Radio

Jennifer Hudson will sing a tribute to Kobe Bryant, and Lil Wayne and Quavo will perform during halftime at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.Jennifer Hudson will sing a tribute to Kobe Bryant, and Lil Wayne and Quavo will perform during halftime at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

Jennifer Hudson to Sing Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game – Variety

On 'The Masked Singer' Group A finals, Miss Monster was eliminated and unmasked to reveal a Grammy-winning singer.On 'The Masked Singer' Group A finals, Miss Monster was eliminated and unmasked to reveal a Grammy-winning singer.

The Masked Singer recap: Miss Monster unmasked as legendary singer | EW.com | EW.com

The Photograph is a lush, beautiful romantic drama, with the love story carried well by its two excellent leads, Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield.Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star in The Photograph, a beautiful romantic drama.

The Photograph (2020) Movie Review | Screen Rant

Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield ground a love story with some real feeling — a Valentine's Day movie that's less confection than meditation.Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield ground a love story with some real feeling — a Valentine's Day movie that's less confection than meditation.

‘The Photograph’ Review: Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield Ground a Romance – Variety

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The... This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The...

Check out our interview with Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, and writer/ director Stella Meghie on the magic of their new film 'The Photograph'Check out our interview with Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, and writer/ director Stella Meghie on the magic of their new film 'The Photograph'

Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield tackle black love in 'The Photograph'

On the heels of memorable 2019 roles as Demany in “Uncut Gems” starring Adam Sandler, an...On the heels of memorable 2019 roles as Demany in “Uncut Gems” starring Adam Sandler, an...

LaKeith Stanfield talks romance, representation in “The Photograph&rdquo...