Five Feet Apart Movie Review

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Five Feet Apart tells the love story between Stella and Will, two teenagers who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Image courtesy of Google Images.

Five Feet Apart is a romance/drama that tells the tale of the impossible love story between two teenagers who both have cystic fibrosis.

The main characters, Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse), meet each other in the hospital and are told they have the same disease. It is important to not that anyone with cystic fibrosis has to stay 6 feet apart from any other person who is diagnosed with the same disease at all times.

The two characters start to hang out while remaining 6 feet apart and between them grows a friendship that soon leads them to fall in love.

Stella grows angry about the fact that this disease has taken away so much from them, so she decides to take back one foot, which is how the movie got its name. She got a pool stick that was 5 feet long and walked with Will only 5 feet apart from him. The nurse, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, knows the two of them are becoming dangerously close and tries to keep them apart, leading Stella and Will to form a secret relationship. After losing someone close to her, Stella decides to leave the hospital, causing Will to chase after her. While they are gone, the hospital obtains new lungs for Stella, but she is nowhere to be found. When Stella finds out about the seemingly good news, she immediately refuses because new lungs would only last five years and would separate her from Will.

After taking a foot back, Stella measures the distance between her and Will with a pool stick. Image courtesy of Google Images.

In the end, Will and Stella get back to the hospital, and she receives the new lungs, despite her initial reaction.

The movie ends with the same monologue it began with, although it makes much more sense now. In it, Stella talks about loving someone but never being able to physically be in contact with them.

I personally loved this movie and give it 5 stars because the plot was good, the acting was amazing, and I liked how the movie returns to how it began. I also enjoyed how this was a different take on an impossible romance, in the sense that usually in a romance the two people in love can’t be together because of some problem like miscommunication, but this movie made it so they literally couldn’t be together.

I loved everything about this movie and recommend this to anyone who loves romance and who does not mind being in tears.