Five Feet Apart is a huge hit in theaters


Taylor Chelgren, Staff Writer

Directed by Justin Baldoni and produced by Cathy Schulman, “Five Feet Apart” is a romantic drama about two teenagers, Stella and Will, who both share the same illness called Cystic Fibrosis. It was released on March 15, 2019 and some of the main actors include Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Moises Arias, Emily Baldoni, and Claire Forlani.

The movie “Five Feet Apart” is about two teenagers named Stella and Will who must keep a safe distance between them at all times, because they both have Cystic Fibrosis; an illness that damages the lungs and the digestive system and can be deadly if not treated correctly or in time. Stella and Will don’t want to worsen their conditions by catching each other’s bacteria, and they aren’t allowed to be closer than 6 feet apart at all times, but throughout the movie this restriction becomes much more difficult not to break as their connection deepens.

One thing I really enjoyed about this movie is that the writers of the story seem to have taken the time to learn about Cystic Fibrosis and everything that it entails when somebody is suffering with it. This made the story overall more interesting and not all just about the romance, which is usually all that is important to writers when creating stories involving illnesses because it’s just for dramatic affect. I think this movie actually teaches quite a bit of information about the disease and I think that was important for the success of this film overall.

I enjoyed this movie immensely and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys romance or even for someone who just wants to learn about something new. It was a nice story and I think it was informational as well as entertaining for its audience.