FIVE FEET APART is a teenage romance based on a popular young adult novel. Stella is constantly in the hospital, so she knows all the nurses and makes her hospital room look like her bedroom. She loves routine and does her medical treatments for cystic fibrosis with strict due diligence. She meets Will, another hospital patient with cystic fibrosis who isn’t doing his routine treatments. She tells him that he needs to do them and, if he does, they can spend more time together. However, their disease means they’re more susceptible to each other’s sickness and can’t get closer than five feet at all times.
FIVE FEET APART has a strong Romantic worldview about following your heart no matter the consequences. Though this is the case, the movie shows the main characters caring for each other and doing things for one another that can benefit and help the other. However, the movie contains a lot of foul language. FIVE FEET APART isn’t a memorable movie and could have had a lot more poignant moments if the script were revised a few more times.
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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview about following your heart, one homosexual relationship is mentioned, some solid moral elements about caring for each other, main character helps another character to stay healthy and gives him hope of the afterlife, but no mention of God, character meditates, there’s a New Age poster on the wall, when character talks about afterlife they may be implying reincarnation
19 obscenities, one GD and seven light profanities
No violence but there’s jeopardy and sickness
One kiss, character jokes about using protection, mentions of fornication
Upper male nudity and a girl appears in a bra
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
Nothing else objectionable.
FIVE FEET APART is about two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall in love, but, because of the nature of their disease, can never get close. Entertaining but forgettable, FIVE FEET APART has a strong Romantic worldview and a fair amount of foul language, with some positive moral elements of caring for others.
Stella is constantly in the hospital, so much so that she knows all of the nurses and makes her hospital room look like her bedroom. She loves routine and does her medical treatments, for cystic fibrosis, with due diligence. When she meets Will, another hospital patient with Cystic Fibrosis who isn’t doing his routine treatments, she tells him he needs to do them, and, if he does, they can spend more time together. However, as two people with Cystic Fibrosis, they can’t get closer than five feet at all times because they are more susceptible to each other’s sickness.
Stella and Will start to spend more time together by facetiming while they’re doing their medical routines. Learning that Will has a pessimistic outlook on life, Stella encourages him that this is not the end, there is an afterlife and life is worth living. The two grow to love each other, but know that their love is very risky because Will has developed something that could also worsen Stella’s disease if they touch or kiss.
FIVE FEET APART has a strong Romantic worldview about following your heart no matter the consequences. Though this is the case, the movie shows the main characters caring for each other and doing things for one another that can benefit and help the other. There are other moral elements to the movie. For instance, the main character believes in an afterlife, though she could be implying reincarnation rather than a Biblical afterlife. Also, she’s seen meditating, there’s no mention of God, and the dialogue contains more than 25 obscenities and profanities.
Overall, FIVE FEET APART is an entertaining movie. The movie does drag on a bit and feels like scenes could have been edited out to make the story flow better. The acting is nothing to write home about, but it isn’t distracting. Ultimately, FIVE FEET APART is not a memorable movie and could have had a lot more poignant moments if the script were revised a few more times. FIVE FEET APART is entertaining but leaves something to be desired.
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