Last month I finally read the popular YA novel Everything, Everything. A couple of weeks ago, I spent the morning sitting in the theater watching the film adaptation.
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The book was surrounded in controversy because of its “happy” conclusion, but my takeaway wasn’t the same as the popular opinion. This isn’t an “easy” happiness end. The characters still had challenges ahead of them. There is still going to be good and bad days for one of its characters. The story is, for me, charming and sweet, and wonderful. I loved how it was written too. Then along comes the film, which is a clever and unique way to adapt a novel that spends a good deal of time telling its story when the primary “love story” happens through text messages, IM’s or notes. But then comes the glorious, enchanting moments in Hawaii, and everything comes full circle.
I’m willing to sacrifice everything just to live one perfect day.
As an adaptation, this film is magical. As a story apart from that, it won’t be “right” for everyone. My mom saw it and did like it though I don’t think she enjoyed (apart from the end reasons – those neither one of us have issues with) it in the same way I do. One thing we both like is the cast, which is wonderful. They all help to make this such a memorable experience.
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If you want to see my “official” and “professional” (or I try to make them so… *smile*) thoughts on the film, check out my Silver Petticoat review. It went live today!
Unique stories often don’t get the credit or recognition they deserve. Sometimes because they’re so underrated that few people discover them. Other times, it’s because a conclusion is seen to be “too easy.” This film might fall into the latter category, but my interpretation of it finds something far greater in its imaginative story. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →
Did you see Everything, Everything? What’d you think (of the film or book)?? Comment down below or on Silver Petticoat with all the thoughts.