As a girl who has never stepped foot outside, Maddy Whittier has lived a very sheltered life. She has lived her whole life in her home with special filters to help her immunodeficiency. However, Maddy’s life is turned upside down when Olly Bright moves in next door.
As the movie progresses, the two characters quickly develop feelings for each other, and the curious and imaginitive 18-year-old becomes more desperate to experience the outside world.
The movie stars Amandla Stenberg as Maddy Whittier and Nick Robinson as Olly Bright. Other cast members include Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, and Taylor Hickson.
In an interview with Amandla Stenberg, the actress was asked how she made the character her own. Stenberg said, “I think that just happens when you try to play characters as naturally as possible. That’s something that Stella [the director] really impressed upon us and ensured that we would do, that we would play it naturally.” Stenberg most widely known for her role Rue from The Hunger Games.
Nick Robinson was also asked if him and Stenberg hit it off right away, since the chemistry seemed so genuine. Robinson said, “Yeah, we did. We first met right before we left for Vancouver, and we both had a second of, “OK, I think we can do this. It was good to work with someone knowing that they have your back.”
Fans of Everything Everything also enjoy films, such as The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The film is based on the best-selling young adult romance novel by Nicola Yoon.
Alex Mock (’17) is excited to see the new movie. She said “I want to see [the movie] because it looks very relatable to my age and actual teen love.”
Mock also said, “It looks different because it tells of a story of adventure but dangerous love due to her illness, so I that that’s what makes it unique.”
Everything, Everything will be playing in a theater near you, so go see the new film that everyone is talking about!