I am excited to see this movie as it has gotten terrific reviews, and I was privileged enough to hear the author, Nicola Yoon, speak about her journey while writing this book at the recent Mom 2 Summit!
18 year old Maddy suffers from a disease which prevents her from leaving her home or interacting with others. Her mother Pauline, a doctor, takes care of her in the home with the help of her nurse Carla, who has worked for them for 15 years. Only Pauline, Carla and Carla’s daughter Rosa are allowed in the home. Maddy dreams of seeing the world, particularly the ocean.
New neighbors move in, including handsome Olly. Maddy and Olly’s bedroom windows face one another. They strike up a friendship through texting, and eventually Maddy convinces Carla to let him visit the house if they promise to stay on opposite sides of the room. Soon they kiss and have physical contact. Maddy seems fine.
Maddy sees Olly’s father attack him through their home security camera, and rushes out of the home to intervene. Pauline realizes that Maddy has gotten close to Olly, and fires Carla for facilitating their visits. Maddy decides to risk her health to have a real life, and runs away to Hawaii with Olly. They make love, and the next day Maddy becomes ill and is paralyzed.
You’ll have to see the movie to see how this heart warming drama plays out, I know the ending but I will not give up the spoilers!
I was also lucky enough to meet Ana de la Reguera, she plays Carla, Maddy’s long time nurse.
Go see the movie!
Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe, based on the eponymous 2015 young-adult novel by Nicola Yoon. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, and was released on May 19, 2017, by Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.