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Everything, Everything

Directed by Stella Meghie
United States, 2017 (fiction, 96 minutes, colour, English / Spanish)
Also known as "Absolument tout", "Absolut tot", "Alt eller intet", "Amor Acima de Tudo", "Du neben mir", "El amor lo es todo, todo", "Her Şey", "Ingenting och allting", "Kaikki kaikessa", "Láska stojí za všetko", "Minden, minden", "Noi siamo tutto", "Ponad wszystko", "Sve, baš sve", "Todo, todo", "Tudo e Todas as Coisas"

Film Description:
"What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face...or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won't let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together...even if it means losing everything."
-- Warner Bros. Entertainment (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: J. Mills Goodloe
Based on: Everything, Everything, a novel by Nicola Yoon
Produced by: Leslie Morgenstein, Elysa Dutton, Arturo Del Rio, Victor Ho
Principal Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Danube Hermosillo, Dan Payne, Fiona Loewi, Sage Brocklebank, Robert Lawrenson, Peter Benson, Françoise Yip, Farryn VanHumbeck, Marion Eisman, Allison Riley, Valareen Friday
Cinematography: Igor Jadue-Lillo
Film Editing: Nancy Richardson
Music: Ludwig Göransson
Production Company: Alloy Entertainment, Itaca Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

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"Credit [...] goes to director Stella Meghie, who rises from her 2016 debut, the self-penned indie Jean of the Joneses, to ace her first shot at the relative big time [with Everything, Everything]. She keeps the tone delicate and winsome and funny and sexy, and when the story line turns dumb in the final 30 minutes—it kind of has to—she keeps a straight face like a professional and gets everyone over the finish line unharmed. Meghie also observes the story's commitment to mixed-race characters and mixed-race romance without ever commenting on it, much as Nicola Yoon's book did."
-- Ty Burr (source)

"Engrossing and not too sugar-sweet, Meghie's movie [Everything, Everything] is slightly paranoid, surprisingly fantastical and superb at translating the overwhelming stupor of first love with big, bold shots and a banging soundtrack."
-- Julia Cooper (source)

"After her debut Canadian feature, Jean of the Joneses [...] [Stella Meghie] was approached to direct an adaptation of the YA novel Everything, Everything for Warner Brothers. In 2018, Meghie earned the (saddening) accolade of becoming the only Black woman that year to direct a widely released, studio-backed film. Starring actor and activist Amandla Stenberg, it grossed US$61.5-million against a US$10-million budget."
-- Chandler Levack (source)

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