If Southside With You were a little sharper, a little more fluid, a little less aware of its own grandeur, then its deconstruction of the Obamas would be essential. Instead, it's just an adorable 90-minute fling.
At a Sundance Q&A for the movie, Tanne fielded the inevitable question: are the Obamas weirded out by Southside With You? "We've heard from some pretty reliable sources that they are aware, and they are excited," he said. "They are also a little baffled by its existence."
The Obama administration's first bipartisan opinion?
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