SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, COMPLETE UNKNOWN, THE INTERVENTION, WHITE GIRL and more… — Reviews by Jennifer Merin

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southside with you posterSouthside with You, a definitive date movie, centers around the first wooing of two smart young lawyers who have big dreams for the future and big demands for their budding relationship. They are Barack Hussein Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle La Vaughn Robinson (Tika Sumpter), and we, of course, know how that turned out. Complete Unknown” plumbs the dark side of a relationship as a mysterious woman (Rachel Weisz) appears at a birthday party for an old,now married, flame (Michael Shannon). “The Intervention,” writer-director Clea DuVall’s first feature, is a look at the complex relationships between 30-something couples — best friends all — who go on vacation together, with the intent to advise one of the couples to divorce. “White Girl,” writer-director Elizabeth Wood’s first feature, gets tawdry with a privileged college sophomore’s summertime encounters with drugs, sex and a truly disreputable guy from her New York City neighborhood. Read the reviews…

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