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Midnight Sun (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Midnight Sun
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: Scott Speer
Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwartzenegger, Paul Riggle
About: A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEskVQgtwaI

My Review: 
Having recently seen that this is on my recommended for me on Netflix and knew I had to watch it just from the over photo. Loving a good romance movie I couldn't resist starting the year with this. Midnight Sun really surprised me with how much  I ended up enjoying it and it even made me cry which is rare for a romance movie to do but really showed just how much it brought me into their world.

I thought that Midnight Sun was very original in the story with it being a girl who can't go into the sunlight or there is a chance she will die and how she can only go out at night making her life a lot more sheltered than anyone else and how she can't experience life the same way. Also as someone who loves music I loved how she used it as an escape from her illness and still got to play her music in front of people and having Charlie use his money in order to have Katie record a song was really sweet especially when at the end after she passes away they are able to hear it on the radio making her dreams of becoming a musician come true even if she wasn't around to see how people loved it. Not only this but seeing how the music helped her get the boy she has been crushing on since she was younger was really sweet and I loved their chemistry together. Having him unaware of her disease and as a result it killing her after a moment of being in the sunlight I thought was really saddening and did surprisingly make me cry showing how much I ended up involved within the film I was watching. The dates that Charlie and Katie went on were really sweet and I loved that Katie was open with her father and how they had such a good relationship which even after she died made the dad want to keep up with Charlie and his swimming as Katie helped him get a scholarship back. As well as this having the dad keep up to date with trials in which might be able to help Katie and doing everything he could to keep her safe while also keeping her happy and able to live her life was really sweet as it showed just how much he cared for his daughter.

The only thing I do wish this film done was show more about how Katie's XP was effecting her daily life and how she was able to get places when the sun was out such as going to Charlie's swim meet as she only really had her hoodie on to protect her. I also wish it touched on more about the trials in which they were hoping to try on Katie as besides the name of them we didn't hear anything else about them even though they were cancelled so she wasn't able to take part.

Overall, I did think that Midnight Sun was a really good movie and one that I am really happy that I decided to put on. I do think that this movie would be good for teenagers and those who are fans of romance movies which has a slight spin on the traditional romance movies. I would definitely see this movie again as it was really sweet, made me smile and made me cry.

My Rating: 5/5 

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