Five Feet Apart: Movie Review

About two weeks ago my mom asked me to go see Five Feet Apart with her. I saw some previews on TV and it looked pretty cute so I told my mom I would go with her. Turns out I was not prepared for this movie at all. Five Feet Apart is The Fault in Our Stars of 2019, and I'm here for it. 

This movie is obviously cute, but it is also so much more. It's real. It depicts real life, the good moments, and the bad. The movie is about three kids with cystic fibrosis. There's seventeen year old Stella, her best friend Poe, and the new guy, Will. Things become complicated when Stella and Will become closer and closer, but only verbally, as they must remain six feet apart or risk transmitting germs between each other. Stella decides that after this disease has taken so much from her, she can take one foot away from it, and decides that five feet apart is still sufficient. But is it? And even if it is, will they be able to keep those five feet between them? 

This movie made me feel a whirlwind of emotions. There was laughter, there was pity, and there were tears. Five Feet Apart is raw and beautiful. Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, and all the other actors and actresses did a wonderful job, and made the audience feel connected. If you have not seen this film, I highly recommend it, but do yourself a favor and bring some tissues!

If you're like me and enjoy reading a book before seeing the movie, Five Feet Apart is also a book! I did not know that so unfortunately I have not read it, but it's on my list of things to read!