If you're craving some #youngadult romance on the big screen, then stop what you are doing and watch the first trailer for upcoming tearjerker Everything, Everything. Based on the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon, the film is directed by Stella Meghie and features Hollywood starlets Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson in the lead roles.
Check out the trailer below:
If you managed to make it through that without getting a little emotional, let's take a look at what we learned about the film and why it might just be one of this year's biggest hits.
A Tale Of Living Life To The Fullest
If you haven't read the novel, the trailer ensures that you are kept up to date with the plot, highlighting the dangers that Maddie's condition pose to her health, but not without exploring the risks she takes in order to live her life. That is the central theme of the trailer — and undoubtedly, the film.
18 year old Madeline Whittier suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency, and because of this, anything outside of her safely conditioned home could threaten her life. However, Maddie's life changes when she meets new neighbor Olly Bright, and from the trailer it appears that they communicate by texting after Olly writes his number on the window.
While her mother wants to ensure her safety, Maddie is determined to get out and live her life at all costs. And the reason behind that is undoubtedly Olly, as the two eventually meet in person with no barriers between them, and it isn't long before they begin falling for each other.
But the second half of the trailer explores the risks of Maddie's venture into the unknown with Olly, and it leaves us questioning whether these two characters are destined to get the happy ending they deserve. Moreover, it makes us question if the risks of living life truly do outweigh the fear of a boring but safe life. Maddie desperately wants to live her life to the fullest — and at the end of the day, isn't that what we all want?
The Next Big YA Hit
It has got to the stage now that we practically expect to see a tear-jerking young-adult adaptation hit theaters each Summer. When you think about it, we had If I Stay and The Fault In Our Stars in 2014 and Me Before You in 2016 — all of which made us collectively bawl our eyes out. So, if you were worried that 2017 wouldn't give us any, then have no fear as it's looking like Everything, Everything is set to become 2017's young-adult tearjerker.
Furthermore, much like the above films had popular young stars to anchor the project, Everything, Everything also has two of the brightest young stars in Hollywood at the moment.
Amandla Stenberg — who portrays Maddie in the film — is no stranger to the young adult genre. Stenberg is perhaps best known for portraying the beloved character Rue in 2012's The Hunger Games. Based on the bestselling books, the franchise went on to become one of the most successful YA adaptations of all-time. While Rue did appear again in subsequent film, it was only through use of archive footage. Thus, Everything, Everything will mark Stenberg's return to the genre, and it will certainly be interesting to see her deliver another powerful performance now that she is all grown up.
Moreover, the role of Olly Bright isn't Nick Robinson's first venture into the young adult territory either. The young actor starred in last year's sci-fi YA film The 5th Wave as Ben Parish/Zombie. But he is best known for portraying Zach Mitchell — the moody older brother in 2015's smash-hit Jurassic World.
So with all that in mind, you can bet that both Stenberg and Robinson will have no problem attracting the right audience to see Everything, Everything. The good-looking but ill-fated couple is a mainstay of annual YA tearjerkers, and from the looks of the trailer Robinson and Stenberg are set to fulfill those roles perfectly.
It's safe to say that the Everything, Everything trailer is everything we could have wanted — and so much more. With its powerful, compelling storyline on display for us all to see, it's impossible not to empathize with Maddie as she ventures on a quest to live her life in spite of the constraints imposed by her condition. And because of this, you can bet the film will be this year's major YA tearjerker. With Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson leading the project, expect big things for Everything, Everything.
Everything, Everything hits theaters on May 19.
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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)