WARNING: The following review contains spoilers, I’m telling you now so you don’t pretend to be outraged later.
I almost had to get dragged against my will to see this film, they were giving out free screenings like religious flyers and even then I didn’t want to see the film. Finally, I dragged my ass into the theater and with low expectations I was surprised at how good the film was…to a point, and then it wasn’t.
Everything, Everything is a film about an 18-year-old girl who has never left the house because her immune system is about as weak as an 18-year-old girl in a strongman competition. She begins to development a relationship with the cute boy next door. They use a couple of interesting techniques to have a conversation between the two without being in the same room such as reenacting text conservations and creating fictional meeting places. The film is pretty standard and straightforward for the first half and exceeded my expectations until the film forgets that they’re supposed to have melodrama attached to it. Suddenly you have abusive fathers, overprotective criminally negligent mothers, kids running away to Hawaii from California, near death experiences and the next thing you know you are right down in the middle of schlocky land. While the film is not good, there are a few things I did like about it is at a filmmaking aspect that saved it from a worse rating, but ultimately a bad story is a bad story and all the camera tricks in the world aren’t going to save it. I hope people actually living with this disease don’t really believe that this is how love and relationships in the real world work because they will be more disappointed than me scrolling through Amanda Stenberg’s Instagram page after the movie.
Dear Hollywood, stop with the Young Adult stuff, nobody likes it and nobody wants it.
OFFICIAL RATING: *