Five Feet Apart

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Five Feet Apart is an incredibly accurate and heart-wrenching tale of life as a teenager with the chronic illness Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

The film revolves around Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse), two teens who both suffer from CF and thus have their lives cross path during one of their many hospital admissions. These two star crossed lovers though are unable to come within six feet of each other, let alone touch or kiss, for fear of cross infection. Despite the many obstacles placed between them, the film follows the pair as their love blossoms.

As a CF patient myself this was an incredibly difficult film to watch as it was all far too familiar. Five Feet Apart though is also going to be a tear jerker for many audience members as it hits all of the cliched, yet highly effective, teen love tropes. You’re certainly going to want to take a nice supply of tissues for this one.

★★★½

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