Synopsis – Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together, even if it means losing everything.
Release date: 23 June 2017 (Nigeria)
Director: Stella Meghie
Box office: 61.6 million USD
Story by: Nicola Yoon
“Everything Everything” is one of those cute teensy movies that can make you go all “awwww love wantintin”, at the characters, sappy and stuff, if you are a romantic movie lover.
Movie is so crisp, so clear, so “Warner Bros”- ish, with beautiful interior decor and views, but then the storyline falls flat somewhere (I promise I’m not some spoil sport), until it picks up somewhere again, till the end.
The movie starts with us the viewers, getting introduced to a gorgeous brown natural haired girl, who starts to let us know why she has not left her house literally since she was born; in the whole of 17 years (as at the beginning of the movie);
Reason why she’s never left her house, and how she’s coped!
You gats watch the movie to find out *tongue out*.
Sha, she says if she goes outside, she’d die!.
UNTIL SHE MEETS A BOY!
The 17 year old in me woke up from after she met the “I know I’m cute so I flick and tuck my hair charmingly behind my ears everytime” boy, and had me like;
Boy moves in next door, love at first sight, his room is conveniently directly opposite hers, they find a way to start communicating; (any boy/girl that tells you he/she can’t communicate, issalie oh!), they eventually start having butterflies in belly moment, fall in love with each other (duh!), find a way to meet up, thanks to girl’s nurse, then share a first kiss *swoons*.
And then boom, they decide to elope because life is too short right? (reminder – even though she has a sickness that clearly says if she lives the house she dies oh), and because “I can show you the world” and because love makes us do crazy things right?,
And because obviously the hunger pangs for which she understandably yearns for, to experience and get more out of life, has been made deeper by the boy.
(So many “becauses” whew!)
It was at/from the eloping point of the movie kinda fell flat; parents being all frantic and alladat of course, because it kinda felt too I don’t know what the word is, maybe unconvincing?
Or too rushed?,
Since that was supposed to be a huge deal or peak of the movie, how do you leave house for the first time in 18 years and it’s not dramatic???
Also, the chemistry in that scene wasn’t exactly convincing enough.
But we forgive the movie, because the remaining parts kind of make up for it.
Movie picks up pace again from boy and girl getting to experience time alone in Hawaii, (they got money to run away to Hawaii together wow, my adult life must suck), doing romantic stuff, sharing pretty much intimate moments together, that I know children should not be watching, (as if the ones these days are not over woke sigh) until…. you guessed right, she collapses!
Now you start thinking “oh wow she’s going to dieeeee :'(“,
“I knew something was going to happen, smh”!
Kai, sigh! Such a “Sweet November” movie moment……
Onlyyyy to now get a plot twist like Huh?
Be like wow;
And then plot twist later, the movie goes straight to boy and girl supposedly living happily ever after. (Yeah right!)
Rushed stuff but hey! You are at least left with a sweet aww “I want more” kind of ending, and if you like soundtracks, you’d probably download the song used for the ending credit. – “How Did We” by Skylar Stecker.
Lol, anyway, if you bone this review and the movie’s loopholes, I can tell you that the movie is enjoyable with an adult theme, even though the lead characters; Amandla and Nick, are teens, and that the chemistry between them was sweeeet!
Minus any “agbaya” insult.
Rating – 7/10.
Have you seen Everything, Everything?
What did you think about it?