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  • Writer's pictureDeirdre St John

Five Feet Apart | Movie Review #6

This movie is on my top five list of favorite romance movies of all time. Reading the book before watching the movie made it more enjoyable to watch. For me.

The acting and the plot of the story is incredible. You may be wondering what the movie and book are about and I can't wait to tell you.

Five Feet Apart, in short, is about a boy and a girl who have cystic fibrosis and fall in love - but they can't touch each other. Why?

Well, cystic fibrosis is a disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. Someone with CF produces a lot of mucus and it is hard for them to fight off bacteria. Which is why when they meet other people with CF they have to stay six feet apart, so they don't collect each others bacteria. If they do, it can be very dangerous for both parties.

Stella (played by Haley Lu Richardson), always needs to be in control. So, when she finds another person with CF who is not doing his treatment, she freaks out. Will Newman (played by Cole Sprouse) believes that the treatments won't help him get better. Even though it may be true, he still does his treatment for her. For Stella. & in turn, these two characters fall in love without laying a hand on each other. I think it is beautiful and is an amazing story to tell.

Cole Sprouse (i love him so much!) and Haley Lu Richardson did an amazing job acting and telling the stories of these two characters. The story that they are telling is so moving and will have you in tears by the end.

"This whole time I've been living for my treatments, instead of doing my treatments so that I can live. And I wanna live."

Imagine falling madly in love with someone who you can't touch, make love too, or even kiss. The only way to communicate is through your phone. Would you be able to do it?

Five Feet Apart has a mixture of funny and heartbreaking moments. It was a great balance.

I would see this movie a hundred more times and it's not because Cole Sprouse is in it. Or maybe it is. Let's not get technical here.

But, on a serious note, if you are in the mood to ugly cry, go see Five Feet Apart. Stella and Will's love story is worth it.

"God. You are beautiful. Brave. I wish I could touch you."

xo Deirdre

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