Five Feet Apart Movie Review

This film had people everywhere on the edge of their seats.

This film had people everywhere on the edge of their seats.

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WARNING! This movie is P-13. This article contains spoilers, so I would not recommend reading this if you haven’t watched the movie yet! 

Grab the tissues! Five Feet Apart is a movie many people who love romantic movies were impatiently waiting for. This movie certainly was worth the wait. 

 Five Feet Apart came out on March 15, 2019. The film was directed by Justin Baldoni, and starred Haley Lu Richardson as Stella Grant, along with Cole Sprouse as Will Newman. The genre is a romantic drama about two teenagers who both have Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that limits a person’s ability to breathe. The average life span for people with Cystic Fibrosis (or CF) is 37 years, less than half the age of most people. This rare disease is often deadly. Although medication can help, there is no cure using current technology. 

This movie is available on Google play, Amazon Prime, Redbox, and is soon to be on DVD. The reviews of this movie were fairly positive. For instance, Mark Jackson of the Epoch Times says, The spiritual takeaway here, for our modern understanding, is that if you could never touch the one(s) you love, the pain of that would take over your whole life. So have gratitude that you can just reach out any time you like and touch your loved ones.” and gave the film a 3.5/5.  

The film is based on the understanding that when more than one Cystic Fibrosis patients come in any kind of contact with each other, they must stay at least six feet away from each other. This “six feet rule” is necessary in order for no cross infection to take place. Essentially, if two people with CF are closer than six feet apart from each other, one might pick up the other’s infection. 

In the film, the main characters must face many obstacles. One example of this is when one of Stella and Will’s friends, (a fellow patient of CF,) Poe Ramirez, played by Moises Arias, passes away suddenly. Another one of the many challenges faced by Stella and Will in this movie, is when Stella opens up to Will about when her sister died. 


Overall, I loved this movie and would certainly watch it again. After you get over the sadness, it is a movie definitely worth viewing.  The acting was phenomenal, and the writing was great. I would recommend this movie if you are willing to shed a tear or two.

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