Five Feet Apart (the screenplay for which was turned into a bestselling novel) is not just a ‘beautiful sick teens in love’ movie. It lacks most of the treacle that tends to get in the way of genuine emotion in these types of films.
Girl meets boy; they fall in love. Both have Cystic Fibrosis – the protocol for which requires that they can never be closer than six feet apart.
Being the rebellious, madly in love pair that they are, they choose to move to five feet apart.
Five Feet Apart will open on March 15th. Bring your tissues.