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Five Feet Apart (2019)

Five Feet Apart (2019)

Released: 2019
Genre: Drama, Genre, In Theaters, Romance
Director: Justin Baldoni
Starring: Moises Arias, Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson,,
Run time: 116 min
IMDb: 7.1/10
Country: USA

Synopsis

Storyline:
A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.
User Reviews: I feel compelled to write this review for all of those guys who get dragged along to see some cheezy romance flick by the wife or girlfriend and can barely make it through without trying to duck into the adjacent theater for something action oriented.

That’s how I ended up watching this, but honest-to-God . . . I have to give credit where credit is due. I’m usually so cynical about movies that seem so clearly intent on going straight for the heartstrings and forcing every girl in the audience to go for the emergency kleenex stash in the purse. I hate that feeling of being manipulated. “Five Feet Apart” actually works very well on all of the important levels. Cystic fibrosis is not a common disease, and I certainly wasn’t familiar with it. But the script and the actors handle the condition with surprising sensitivity. Rather than making it the focus of an emotional trainwreck, no one seems to be working overtime to make you feel sorry for them. Rather, we get to see what seems to be a surprisingly appealing group of teenagers who’ve accepted the condition in various ways long before the opening scenes of the movie, and they are going to move forward with life without asking for our sympathy.

There is a serious level of chemistry between Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse that has to be one of the most believable pairings I recall in this genre.
The growing sparks between them effectively places this truly debilitating genetic condition in just the right context. They don’t want your sympathy–they just want a slim chance at happiness. Yes, the teenage girls in the audience were crying rivers at the end . . . but for once . . . I could completely understand it.

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5 Comments

  • Liya Ricchetti 5 days ago

    I cried so much I wanted it to be a good ending I cried for a hour xx

  • Teah 2 days ago

    Beautiful movie, best I’ve seen in a long time. made me cry so much. Beautiful actors/actresses that’s perfect chemistry pulls at your heartstrings.

  • Hanna 1 day ago

    I enjoyed every moment
    Cried a lot
    hoped for a happy ending but 😭

  • Brooklyn 1 day ago

    Essentially a better version of a fault in our stars bc cole spouse was in it. cried so much but in the best possible way.

  • sam 1 day ago

    wow so beautiful