five feet apart movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Teen fans of romance films will most likely enjoy Five Feet Apart, however the film is slow and isn’t enjoyable for everyone. Five Feet Apart is sad, predictable and very average.


When Stella and Will, two teenage patients with cystic fibrosis, meet and end up falling in love, their disease forces them to keep a physical distance from each other. As their relationship grows, they feel urged to break the distance and embrace in love.

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Movie details

Director: Justin Baldoni
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Claire Forlani, Parminder Nagra
Writer: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Release Date (Australia): 28 March 2019
Runtime: 116 minutes/1h 56m
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film’s themes centre on teens with cystic fibrosis, as well as death and a depiction of a surgical procedure.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes infrequent use of the words “f**king”, “s**t”, “bitch” and “**shole”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild verbal sex references.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for thematic elements, language and suggestive material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Five Feet Apart is another bland, predictable and average sick-teens-romance-drama that earns a sincere disliking. Despite the painfully heartbreaking performances by Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, and honestly pretty much the entire cast, this film is obviously very dramatic and incredibly overrated. Both the story and pace do not live up to any of the hype.

This tedious novel adaptation is exactly what you’d call a “sick-teens-in-romance” kind of film. The story follows two flat characters played by Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse who meet each other and just start loving each other’s company. A pretty typical idea for a romance film. However, Five Feet Apart is slightly different as it focuses on the love between two cystic fibrosis patients which makes the story a little more fascinating. But as the title and genre suggests, there’s a lot of dramatic and sometimes sorrowful moments.

It’s a real pity that the love, ideas and acting is completely demolished by how slow the film is. You don’t have to have any liking for this movie just because it’s about the romance between two CF patients.

Not only is this romantic drama slow, but it also seems like it’s now an unoriginal idea. Every romance film is just two delightful people meeting, enjoying each other, becoming partners, and sometimes getting sexual in higher rated films. The performances and CF idea are the only really pleasing elements of the story, but it’s still another forgettable, dull and unoriginal drama.

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