I was actually surprised. It was a good movie, given it was dubbed a chickflick beforehand. The storyline was predictable given the trailers. However, the story did draw me in and the ending had multiple ways it could had chosen. Yet it chose one, I personally, didn't expect. I was talked into going by my teen daughter, expected to be bored. She thoroughly enjoyed it and I (her father) actually did also. It will be a struggle to get the macho guys to go to it and they probably will say they "hated it". But inside, they will enjoy it.
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May 18, 2017
Jolts of humor and fantasy bring welcome texture to the romance-novel sleekness, as do the leads, who both have an uncommon, idiosyncratic allure.
What separates the good teen romances based on young adult novels from the soppy, ridiculous ones? Emotional conviction, mostly, and committed performances. Everything, Everything is mostly one of the good ones, even if it has everything (everything) that makes these movies head south for everyone (everyone) but the target audience of teenage girls.
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious, and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.