At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
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
There is a scene in the movie where the astronaut is sitting on a bar stool in a diner that Maddy created. This scene is a reference to the famous 1942 painting "Nighthawks" by American artist Edward Hopper. See more »
Dear mom, I know staying in this house keeps me alive, but this isn't living. I want experience everything... everything!
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I'm an action movie kind of guy. I see every Marvel, DC and transformers movie as soon as they come out. I care not for chick flicks. Luckily my wife doesn't force me to go to them either. I watched this movie because it's our anniversary and I wanted to watch a movie I knew my wife would enjoy. I went into this movie with a Large soda and Large popcorn with the expectation to keep myself energized so that I wouldn't fall asleep on my wife. NOT NEEDED.
This movie didn't have the most action packed story line but the story line was good. They progressed the story at a good pace, not lingering on any one scene too long. They did a good job developing the characters backgrounds and helping you understand everyone and had a nice plot twist at the end that didn't feel rushed as if they had run out of budget. They also didn't linger with the closing.
While this movie didn't make me want to go see other chick flicks or go read the book, I definitely enjoyed this movie. I know that some of the ways they portrayed SCID and people who are disabled isn't necessarily accurate, but it doesn't take away from the quality of the movie. After all, this wasn't a documentary but a romance movie so I'm OK with them taking a few liberties with the portrayal of her condition.
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