Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jun 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A teenager with a debilitating illness wishes to find a way to leave the house that she has been confined to for 18 years.
My Take on it – I saw the trailer for this film a few months back and was quite intrigued to see where they would take us beyond what they show us.
It seemed like a similar plot to The Fault In Our Stars (2014) (which I loved) and despite also being a teen romance story, I hoped it would be as powerfully gripping as that film was for me.
Unfortunately, almost the entire premise of this film is told in the 2 minute trailer and the bits that we aren’t shown don’t make much sense and probably should have been kept out because it makes the film spiral even further downward.
The characters are entertaining to watch because we are given two main characters who don’t really interact with others very well and we get to see how they open up to one another so quickly.
They use some interesting visuals to show us the different ways that they find to communicate with one another but I still believe that this story probably works much better in paper format than it does on the screen.
It’s too bad tho that the way that the plot moved along makes us care less and less about the characters and just want it to finally end instead of yearning to see (and learn) more about these characters lives.
Bottom Line – Almost the entire premise of the movie is featured in the trailer and what we are given beyond that doesn’t make much sense. The characters are entertaining to watch as they slowly learn more and more about each other via some interesting visuals but ultimately, this story probably works much better in the written format than on the screen. The story presumes to be similar to The Fault In Our Stars (2014), yet doesn’t have as much power to keep us interested in what happens to the characters.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – There is a scene in the movie where the astronaut is sitting on a bar stool in a diner that Maddy created. This scene is a reference to the famous 1942 painting “Nighthawks” by American artist Edward Hopper. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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