A teenage girl named Maddy is unable to leave their home because of an immunodeficiency condition that makes here allergic to anything outside especially bacteria. However, her life changed when she began communicating with a new boy next door, Olly . Being secluded for 18 years, Maddy must fight the curiosity of connecting with the outside world even if it meant putting her life in danger because of her disease. The movie directed by Stella Meghie and was adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon under Warner Bros. Pictures.
Casts: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Benson & Taylor Hickson.
Genre: Drama, Romance
WHAT I LIKE?
Everything, Everything has every right to be a good teenage romantic movie that is mostly attributed to the charm of Nick & Amandla and their very strong chemistry on-screen. Seeing star-crossed lovers on-screen is really an eye-candy especially those fans of coming-of-age-films specifically romantic ones. What I like about the movie is its very light approach on a New York Best Seller Novel with a very effective formula of romance and charm enough to entertain you until the end. I must say that I really loved the chemistry of Nick & Amandla and their acting was really good. Also, the film invested more on the romance part which is actually a come-one for teenagers out there. Plot-wise, the movie is generally light and easy-to-digest. I also like some creative interpretations of scenes during the SMS conversations of Olly and Maddy. For me, there is not to hate about the film. It made me smile until the end. I also love the part when Maddy & Olly escaped their comfort zones and went to the beautiful island of Hawaii. Narration was on-point too and was necessary at most parts. For those fans of teenage romantic films, you might love this movie.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE?
In as much as there is charm and chemistry for both actors, Everything Everything failed to connect with me nor engage me at most part of the scenes. As a whole, I felt an emotional disconnection with the story line and its talented characters. I think they have invested more on the romance part which is actually good for some audiences but for an audience like me, I was hungry for that intensity and engrossed feeling. The plot gave way to explain Maddy’s disease but when Olly came into the picture, there were less build up on its main plot. If there was a good build up, it should somehow reflect affection to the characters. At some point, it lacks substance. Nevertheless, it is still enjoyable to watch.
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