Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 56m
Rachael Lippincott’s popular novel receives a big-screen adaptation in this poignant romantic drama about two teenagers suffering from chronic illnesses.
Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) has spent most of her seventeen years in and out of hospital with cystic fibrosis. Rules and routines dominate her life to such an extent that even touching someone could jeopardise her long-awaited lung transplant. Unfortunately for her, fellow patient Will (Cole Sprouse) couldn’t care less about the various restrictions placed on him. He just wants to leave and take control of his future. When Stella and Will start to fall for each other, the situation becomes even worse. They must stay six feet apart at all times. But as they begin questioning the things that matter in life, they take the risk and begin to close the gap.
Justin Baldoni’s adaptation captures the isolation that thousands of cystic fibrosis sufferers endure. Those with the disorder must be kept apart and so are robbed of support from the only people they can relate to. With sensitive performances and involving on-screen chemistry, Sprouse and Richardson capture the tragic irony of this situation, alongside the hope that develops from shared hardship and understanding.