I absolutely loved Everything, Everything when I was reading it. And the other day I noticed that the film is now on Sky Cinema so I decided to watch it.
I felt like I’d been waiting for this for too long. I read the book just as the film was coming out so I never went to see it when it was in the cinemas. So of course I had to watch it as soon as I saw it on there.
What’s it about?
If you haven’t read or watched Everything, Everything, here’s the basics.
18-year-old Maddy is confined to her house. She has a genetic condition basically meaning she’s allergic to everything. Then Ollie moves in next door and Maddy is instantly interested.
I quite liked the casting. The actors seemed right for the characters, and definitely fitted in with the book. Even the set seemed just how I’d imagined it.
To begin with, it stays really true to the book and didn’t disappoint me.
So it started off well. But I think that was the best part. The rest of the plot didn’t seem to love up to the book. It was all a bit ‘meh’. It seemed to be underdone and a bit boring. Even the more dramatic scenes didn’t really have any emotional impact at all.
I really struggled watching it towards the end. Some of the biggest plot points were treated as if they weren’t important and seemed to be skimmed over too much. I felt like although the casting was ideal, the actors just didn’t seem to work as the characters.
It turned the book into too much of a soppy romance, dropping all of the important plot points.
The book was definitely better.
What are your thoughts on the film?