Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha star in the Amazon Studio’s Sylvie’s Love. It is the on-again and off-again romance between Sylvie and Robert, set in the 1950s.
The two young people meet when Jazz musician Robert Halloway takes a part-time job at Sylvie’s father’s Harlem record store.
Working together at the record store, the two listen to and share the love of music. Rober loves Jazz and Sylvie is a fan of Rock & Roll.
They also share their big dreams for the future. He wants to have his own band and become a famous Jazz saxophonist. While Sylvie yearns for a career in the new and exciting television industry. And despite being engaged to a soldier who is overseas, Sylvie and Robert fall hopelessly in love.
Loves Course Doesn’t Run Smooth
Life throws a few bumps onto the road for Robert and Sylvie. Her fiancé comes home from Korea and Robert has the opportunity to tour Europe with the Dickie Brewster Band. So, their paths diverge.
‘The right love at the wrong time.”
Robert pursues his career as a Jazz musician, as rock & roll and The Beatles take over the music scene.
Time passes and Sylvie settles into the mundane life of a 1960s housewife, while still pursuing her career as a television producer on a cooking show.
And just like a river, love takes itts time, but it flows and finds it way for Sylvie and Robert.
What’s special about Sylvie’s Love is that we rarely see these types of love stories featuring black people. There are a few, but when a good one comes along, we should celebrate it and spread the word. Amazon Studios has
The Music in Sylvie’s Love
Sylvie’s Love is filled with beautiful music. The soundtrack features music from B-Loved smooth to the mellow jazz sounds of Fabrice LaComte, as well as The Nearness Of You [feat. Nancy Wilson] by George Shearing Quintet, A Kiss To Build A Dream On (Single Version) by Louis Armstrong, My Little Suede Shoes by Charlie Parker, music bySam Cooke, Little Anthony & The Imperials. and more.