It’s weepie time once more, as this romance – based on the young adult novel of the same name – tells the story of two teens who have a major obstacle to overcome before they can be together. You see, 18-year-old Maddy (Stenberg) has an immune deficiency disease that means she’s allergic to the outside world. Kept sealed in her home by her protective mother (Rose), Maddy nonetheless manages to fall for the new boy next door, Olly (Robinson), even though they are separated by glass.
For the first hour, this is a sweet first love story with some nice touches – Maddy’s nurse sneaks Olly into the same room as Maddy, leaving the pair to awkwardly talk, standing far apart, having never communicated in person before – but it suffers from a silly third act and a twist that will have most viewers over the age of 12 rolling their eyes. Of course, this reasonably chaste drama isn’t aimed at them. And the tweenie girls who will want to see this movie will no doubt be charmed by the two charismatic leads to the point that they’ll ignore some of the less believable plot strands, a character with some extremely worrying mental health issues, and rather clunky dialogue.
Is Everything Everything suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
This movie is aimed at audiences aged 12 and over and the few distressing scenes should not be upsetting to children of that age.
There is one ‘sex’ scene but both characters remained clothed and little is shown or inferred.
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