Five Feet Apart: a review

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Five Feet Apart where love is found but then faces an obstacle between two strong lovers is a 2019 American romantic drama film written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis and directed by Justin Baldoni.

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a patient. Her life is about routines, boundaries, and self-control.

Will Newman is a new patient whose mother is very wealthy and wants to be in control of getting out of the hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments.  Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just in hospitals.

Will soon meets Stella and learns that she is still grieving the death of her older sister and best friend, Abby. Abby died a year ago in a diving accident. Stella blames herself with fear and horrifying decisions. But facing fear means she is held back from doing anything because how she can’t get over with blaming herself.

Stella and Will then decide to date 5 feet apart and also decides that if they’re very careful to by wearing gloves, they can maintain a distance of 5 feet instead of 6. Stella carries around a pool stick, 5 feet in length, so she and Will can decide with their boundary.

Watching the movie made me realize no matter the obstacles, love is love.  You will do anything for love and fighting for it makes you stronger than you think. If you believe in love, there will always be a good outcome of it when you fight for it.

 

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