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Five Feet Apart (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Five Feet Apart
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: Justin Baldoni
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias
About: A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24YrEAGF32M

My Review:
Asking my Twitter followers which movie I should watch between four movies; Five Feet Apart, Time Freak, The Stepford Wives and I Lost My Body the winning film was Five Feet Apart. I've been excited about this since it came onto Netflix and was extremely happy that my followers decided that this was the movie in which they were wanting me to review.

I thought that Five Feet Apart was an amazing love story which made me cry at the ending and really had such a strong impact on the watcher. Seeing how both of the main characters suffered from cystic fibrosis and that they wouldn't be able to touch throughout the movie without the chance of killing each other was saddening and the audience finds itself wanting to see how they could be together when they would never be able to have any physical attachment to each other. I thought by also showing how Stella lost her sister, who always went to her surgeries and tried to live a life for both of them, was really sweet. But since she died, Stella, lacking the support that she needed, which was unfortunate, gives so much more meaning to the film when Will decides to sing to her the song her sister always sang to her before surgeries and how he tries to make sure Stella doesn't suffer from survivors guilt which is rather strong within the character. I thought that having a gay character called Poe, who also suffers from cystic fibrosis, was good as it showed different sexualities and how it is normal and that they didn't make a big fuss about it. It was so nice to watch as it showed how accepting everyone is and how it doesn't matter who you are. A disease doesn't discriminate against anyone. I also thought that the death of Poe was really powerful as it really showed how serious the disease is and showed how the other characters were deeply saddened even though they were expecting his death and how it doesn't make it any easier. Having the ending show how Will was willing to sacrifice his life to save Stella even when she was drowning was really sweet and showed how much he loved her. It  was so endearing to watch. Having him at the hospital showing her the lights she always wanted before walking away from her in order to save her life, even though he loved her, was so beautiful and tender that it made me cry with how heartbreaking it was to see him walk away when they have both changed each others lives for the better. The acting within this is very well done and made me really feel part of their world and made me connect with the characters really easily which I was very pleased about.

There is nothing I didn't like about this film and personally I already want to see this film again and connect with the characters. I would highly recommend this to people who like romance movies and would like something that is different from a lot of the romance movies that are currently around.

My Rating: 5/5 

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