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Everything, Everything refreshes teen movie genre

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Everything, Everything contains a lot of the basic ingredients of a typical teenage romance movie. A pretty, personable girl (Maddie Whittier, played by Amandla Stenberg) falls in love with a handsome, caring boy (Olly Bright, played by Nick Robinson). Their imminent love affair is waylaid by Maddie’s debilitating health condition; namely, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or SCID. Maddie isn’t allowed to go outside, but their ability to communicate through the phone makes for a twenty-first-century love story.

Although Maddie’s mom has set forward a number of rules to protect her daughter, they meet in person multiple times and their brief and awkward interactions are relatable and heartwarming.

The movie has been criticized for its unrealistic portrayal of SCID but makes its point overall. Stenberg and Robinson have undeniable chemistry onscreen, which definitely makes the movie more engaging. Unfortunately, a plot twist at the end (which is supposedly heartbreaking in the novel that the movie is based on) is so abrupt and out of place in the movie that the viewer is relatively unaffected.

However, it’s worth seeing for the fact that it’s romantic without being exaggerative and interesting while still being lighthearted. If you’re looking for some endearing acting and refreshing diversity in the next love-overcomes-obstacles movie you watch, this is a good choice for you.

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