Plenty to Like, Plenty to Dislike
Good concept, poorly executed.
Fresh and Exciting
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Honestly, after reading the book and watching the movie, I thought the book was far by better than the movie. The book was so intriguing and interesting but very different from the movie. The movie on the other hand, was a bit awkward to watch, because of the actors acting (in my opinion). Also, I thought the director tried a bit too hard to make the main character (Maddy) to be aesthetic which I thought was unnesaccery but I did like some of the scenes within the movie. I just wish the director (and the author i guess) could have made the scenes more realistic like the part where she knew how to swim, like c'mon she's been locked up in her room for years and she knows how to swim? In addition, the sountrack was actually really good.
This film is very accurate, the awkwardness, the dialogue and the relationships between Maddy and her Mum too, in my opinion. The music was not very good, but I LOVED the ending, and it reminded me of The Space Between Us (starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson), especially the last half hour or so. Amandla Stenberg was perfect for this role, and acts amazingly alongside Nick Robinson. I almost cried, this film was much more enjoyable to watch than I thought it would be.
I had already heard a lot about this movie.Some people said it was boring,it had a bad argument and it was nothing compared to the book.I am actually reading the book currently,and I can agree on that point.However,I found the story really unpredictable and well done. The actors were good,the scenarios were really really pretty and well done,I think that's the thing that I enjoyed the most.
For the ones that like cute love stories,I definitely recommend this one!
Maddy, suffering from impairment to her immunity system, has lived in a hermetically sealed home for most of her life. When hot neighbour Olly moves next door, Maddy decides she would like to get out into the world. This, of course, carries risks, and Olly is not without issues of his own.Adapted from a novel I haven't read, this film has an interesting narrative, a couple of twists which are easily anticipated (which means I spotted them) and engaging leads in Amandla Stenberg as Maddy (an attractive mixed-race young woman with a surprisingly lush bosom and an extra "l" in her first name) and Nick Robinson. They have good chemistry and give decent performances.There is also some nice scenery in Hawaii.The title is dumb.This is an easygoing romantic drama. There's nothing special about it apart from the two leads, and it's the sort of thing you may have seen as a Hallmark movie of the week, but it's an adequate time-passer.