Being a teenager is tough! But that goes to a whole other level when you are dealing with an illness that can take your life at any moment all while falling in love with someone who is also ill. Oh, and if that wasn’t difficult enough, imagine falling in love and not being able to touch them. Well, now you have a glimpse into the life of Stella in Five Feet Apart.
Five Feet Apart took me on an emotional roller coaster but it was worth it. I laughed and I cried. My heart was filled with joy and with pain. This movie reminded me of A Walk to Remember, a great, yet tragic, love story. I can’t imagine what it took for these actors to bring these characters to life but they did it brilliantly. Props to Justin Baldoni for sharing a love story with the world that also sheds a light on what life is like for someone living with cystic fibrosis.
Is this movie appropriate kids? No. It deals heavily with the death of family and friends, illness and heartbreak. While there is a great love story in the midst of it all, it is not something I feel the kids will enjoy or even understand. Teens would enjoy it though.
Five Feet Apart is in theaters on March 15, 2019. Should you decide to watch this movie, consider bringing some tissues.
More about Five Feet Apart
Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.