Five Feet Apart Movie Review

Tiffany Elnitiarta, Staff Writer

Five Feet Apart is a movie that came out in theaters on March 15, 2019. The movie is based off of a book by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis. This 2019 Drama/Romance movie stars Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse. The two love interests both have a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis.

If you have not watched the movie, PLEASE STOP READING IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS.

In the movie, Haley Lu plays Stella, the main character. Stella is seventeen years old and cares more about her CF treatments than anything else. When Will, another cystic fibrosis patient, is admitted into the hospital that Stella is at, their different personalities clash. The rule of CF is that you must be six feet apart from another person with CF at all times. The two become friends, along with Poe, another cystic fibrosis patient. In the middle of the movie, disaster strikes after Will’s eighteenth birthday surprise dinner. Later that night, the bell rings saying, “CODE BLUE.” This means that someone’s heart has stopped and that was Poe. After Poe’s death, Stella realizes that she needs to take her treatments to live and not live for her treatments. One night, she was on a stroll with Will when she falls into an ice rink. Will attempts to save her and they get back to the hospital. Since Will has b. cepacia, any human touch with another cystic fibrosis patient can give them this disease. At the hospital, Stella gets new lungs and Will decides that for both of them, he should leave Stella.

Overall, I would say that I definitely recommend this movie. If you decide to watch it, definitely bring tissues. There was so many times where my heart stopped in this movie. It definitely brought some tears to my eyes, especially when Stella was in danger at the end. I really enjoyed how they made it as real as they could. They even filmed in a real hospital to make it believable. This movie can make you feel more appreciative about human touch, because watching a movie about how two people who love each other can never hug or hold hands shows how much human touch really means to people. If you enjoy sappy and romantic movies that can make you cry really hard, I definitely recommend watching this movie.

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