Five Feet Apart: emotional understanding to the inside life of CF

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Five Feet Apart: emotional understanding to the inside life of CF

Anya Womack, Staff Reporter

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Five Feet Apart was released March 15, 2019 and made $13 million dollars on opening night and  has grossed $35 million as of March 31. This movie is based off the book by the same title written by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis.

Stella played by Haley Lu Richardson, lives most of her life in a hospital due to her cystic fibrosis and sticks to a strict routine and boundaries. Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system and causes the body to produce thick mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. One of the boundariesis is when being around another patient with CF, they have to be 6 feet apart at all times. Stella follows that very strictly until Will played by Cole Sprouse, who also has CF. Stella’s friend Poe, who has been in her life since she was first in the hospital, helps her let loose, have some fun, and leniant with the rules. As she fall further and further for Will, she has a temptation to get closer, so makes up her own rule that they can be at least 5 feet apart. But as their infatuation grows stronger, so does throwing all the rules out the window.

Bring the kleenex because these kids go through hardships and troubles. This gives others a good explaination of how people with CF live their lives, day by day. The fact that love can help people forget about something so distracting in their lives, is powerful and shown through this couple.

In all, this movie is great if you want a great cry about romance, a rollercoaster of love, happiness, and sadness, a feel-good ending that gets your emotions twirling.