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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

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“Everything, Everything” is a romance revolving around the life of 18-year-old Maddy Whittier. Maddy has SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency) which prevents her from going outside and experiencing normal life. Her immune system cannot defend itself against common viruses, so she can only be exposed to three people; her mom, nurse and her nurse’s daughter.

Maddy’s life takes a turn when a charming teenage boy named Olly moves in next door. Through text messages and notes held up to windows, Maddy gets to know Olly and is immediately captivated by his witty and kind personality. The film follows the two on a heartwarming journey, and creates a fresh take on teen romance.

The acting in this movie was exceptional, especially the performances by Amandla Stenberg (Maddy) and Nick Robinson (Olly). Olly’s character really enhanced the movie with his charm, humor and genuine personality. Stenberg’s acting was very heartfelt and real, giving the story a youthful vibe.

The film was aesthetically pleasing, from Maddy’s contemporary-style house to the breathtaking vacation she and Olly took to Hawaii. The soundtrack was hands-down one of the best parts of the movie, featuring many collaborations, one by Naughty Boy and Beyonce, and another by Zedd and Alessia Cara. The soundtrack captured the free-flowing, young atmosphere of the story with the pop tunes but also included more emotional tracks, which emphasized the sorrow Maddy was experiencing. While similar to other hit teen romance films, such as “The Fault in Our Stars,” the storyline was original and refreshing.

Although there were a few minor plot holes, they detracted little from the general storyline, and the acting definitely compensated for these faults. This film is undoubtedly for teenagers, and even though adults can enjoy it too, it may be a little too far-fetched for some. The plot twist at the end was a complete shock, as it was not seriously indicated previously in the movie.

The storyline may have been slightly unrealistic at times, but if you immerse yourself in the plot and the beautiful relationship between Maddy and Olly, this movie is a must-see.

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