Film turns out not to be everything

Film turns out not to be everything

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Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg star in Everything Everything.

It was going great until the plot twist at the end.

Usually plot twists are exciting, shocking and leave you wanting to watch the movie again but with Everything, Everything it left me feeling annoyed and as if I had been cheated out of a genuinely moving and tender story.

Adapted for the big screen from bestseller Nicola Yoon’s young adult story Everything, Everything chronicles the life of 18-year-old Maddy (Amandla Stenberg.)

She has never set foot outside her home because of a rare condition known as SCID, which has severely damaged her immune system.

She is bored and restless with only her mother and nurse for company but has ultimately come to accept her way of life until she finds herself falling in love with the boy next door.

Olly (Nick Robinson) is your stereotypical male teenage lead, wears black, is attractive, pensive, deep and at the same time awkward and sweet.

Maddy and Olly start communicating through text and email.

Their exchanges are adorable and heart-warming and the chemistry between the two characters is lovely to watch.

Soon Maddy begins to rebel against her mother’s self imposed house arrest, she would rather choose living her life, even it means death comes sooner, than having no life at all and when she runs away to Hawaii with Olly to see the ocean you can’t help but admire her courage to really live without inhibitions.

You think you know how the movie is going to end but Everything, Everything is not what it seems.

It would have been great if it wasn’t for the plot twist, which completely erases the sweet tender love story and leaves you wishing you had never watched the movie in the first place.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Rated: M

Distributor: MGM

Out now on Blu-Ray and DVD