A 17 year old girl named Madeline Whittier has a rare disease that causes her to have to stay indoors 24/7 with her filtered air. Her whole life is basically books, her mom, and Carla(her nurse). One day, a moving truck pulls in next door. There she sees Olly. Olly Bright is Maddy's new neighbor. They get to know each other through emails. The more they get to know each other, the more they fall in love. Olly starts to make Maddy realize that she isn't really living. This starts the adventures of Maddy's new life. Written by
Everything, everything I expected from such a terrible trailer.
I just came back from a screening for this film so I wanted this review to be as fresh as possible for you guys. As someone who actually appreciated teen-romance films based on previous novels such as The Fault in Our Stars, The Spectacular Now, hell, even Paper Towns, this film was a stressful one to sit through.
Our main actress, Amandla Stenberg who you may know as Rue from The Hunger Games, is so blank as an actor that I believe a mannequin could have upstaged her with this performance. Her love interest played by Nick Robinson is hit or miss in this film as you may have seen him as the older brother in Jurassic World. Think of that what you will. These two as a couple do not have the spark or chemistry that makes us believe they work together cohesively. The first act of the movie is them awkwardly staring at each other for time periods too long for the average moviegoer's sake.
This movie is full of the most superfluous decisions that I was seething within the first half hour. Eventually, I had to calm myself down knowing that this film was not going to get any better. Therefore, I had a blast with the lazy music choices, predictable writing that does not amount to its book, and the unnecessary plot twist that does not make any sense nor does it give an effort to explain it whatsoever.
The rest of the supporting cast are also mediocre actors giving their best to deliver such awful bits and pieces of dialogue from someone who felt compelled to make a film based on a teen novel that will yet again bring insecure prepubescents to the theater. Please avoid at all costs.
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