Five Feet Apart Review

Alysia Wagner, staff writer

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Recently, I attended the opening night of Five Feet Apart, starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson. Knowing that I already loved Cole Sprouse as an actor, I was overwhelmed with excitement to see the movie, yet I was nervous that it would not meet my major expectations. The movie far exceeded my expectations. Not only was there very good acting, but the plots and twists of the story made all the movie more real. I am not one to usually cry at a movie, but this movie was an exception as I bawled my eyes out. The love for the characters became a connection with the audience.

Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson play Stella and Will, two patients with cystic fibrosis, who must keep six feet apart to avoid possibly spreading infection to each other’s lungs. Catching an infection could cause their cystic fibrosis to get worse, preventing them from being able to receive a lung transplant. However, they decide to stay five feet apart instead, taking the extra foot back from their disease since it has taking so much from them.

The acting of Richardson and Sprouse made the sparks between them realistic and their romance was very believable. Sprouse played a rebel-ish character and Richardson was hyper organized, and a bit of a control freak with her life. The way they act these contrasting personalities and still manage to fall in love with each other’s flaws makes the movie all the better. Through the heartwarming scenes and tragic events, the audience will not fail to fall in love with the characters and their relationship. Whether you shed a few tears or not, you will long for these two characters to be able to finally be together in the end.

This movie is a must see with friends, a boyfriend/girlfriend, or by yourself. Be prepared to have your emotions tugged at during this spectacular movie, you won’t want to stay more than five feet apart from it.

 

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