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Five Feet Apart (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.

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Justin Baldoni
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Lu Richardson ... Stella
Cole Sprouse ... Will
Moises Arias ... Poe
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ... Barb (as Kimberly Hébert Gregory)
Parminder Nagra ... Dr. Hamid
Claire Forlani ... Meredith
Emily Baldoni ... Julie
Gary Weeks ... Tom
Cynthia Evans ... Erin
Brett Austin Johnson ... Jason
Ariana Guerra ... Hope
Sophia Bernard ... Abby
Evangeline Hill ... Young Stella
Ivy Dubreuil ... Young Abby
Kristopher Perez Kristopher Perez ... Young Poe

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Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There's an instant flirtation, through restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Love has no boundaries

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Taglines:

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Claire Wineland worked closely with the leads to perfect the roles of cystic fibrosis patients. Claire died of a stroke in September 2018, right after a successful lung transplant. See more »

Goofs

When Stella, Will and Poe are wearing their POC's - Portable Oxygen Concentrators - there is no noise coming from them. POC's have a distinctive puff sound with each pulse of oxygen distributed and would be clearly audible. See more »

Quotes

Will: I love you Stella!
Stella: [smiling & jumping on him] I love you too.
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Connections

References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

My Baby Just Cares for Me
Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Arranged and Performed by Kate Davis
Produced and Mixed by Timothy Bright (as Tim Bright)
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Richardson and Sprouse Make This Work!
17 March 2019 | by bluesteeleSee all my reviews

I feel compelled to write this review for all of those guys who get dragged along to see some cheezy romance flick by the wife or girlfriend and can barely make it through without trying to duck into the adjacent theater for something action oriented.

That's how I ended up watching this, but honest-to-God . . . I have to give credit where credit is due. I'm usually so cynical about movies that seem so clearly intent on going straight for the heartstrings and forcing every girl in the audience to go for the emergency kleenex stash in the purse. I hate that feeling of being manipulated. "Five Feet Apart" actually works very well on all of the important levels. Cystic fibrosis is not a common disease, and I certainly wasn't familiar with it. But the script and the actors handle the condition with surprising sensitivity. Rather than making it the focus of an emotional trainwreck, no one seems to be working overtime to make you feel sorry for them. Rather, we get to see what seems to be a surprisingly appealing group of teenagers who've accepted the condition in various ways long before the opening scenes of the movie, and they are going to move forward with life without asking for our sympathy.

There is a serious level of chemistry between Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse that has to be one of the most believable pairings I recall in this genre. The growing sparks between them effectively places this truly debilitating genetic condition in just the right context. They don't want your sympathy--they just want a slim chance at happiness. Yes, the teenage girls in the audience were crying rivers at the end . . . but for once . . . I could completely understand it.


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Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,190,286, 17 March 2019

Gross USA:

$45,729,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,522,094
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