Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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This week's reel is 2017's "EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING":
Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) leads an extremely sheltered & insulated life due to a rare auto-immune disorder. Her only daily companions are her mother/Doctor (Anika Noni Rose) and her nurse, Carla (Ana de la Reguera), until Olly (Nick Robinson) moves in next door.
Funny, awkward, forward Olly, whose life, like Maddy's is a bit sheltered and cracked, opens up a yearning and a hopefulness that's both exhilarating and frightening for both of them.
Maddy & Olly embark on a journey to discover if their budding romance can survive the glass between them.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING was uplifting, sweet, romantic and delicate. It made me breathe deeply and wax nostalgic. I was able to forget what lay beyond the movie theatre...at least for an hour and half. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING was mesmerizing and the chemistry between the two lead actors was palpable.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING was...everything.
I was excited to get out there and support a Film directed by a WOC. It's so important to put your money where your mouth is when it comes to this issue. Currency is what Hollywood understands. It was worth it and I look forward to Stella Meghie's next project!