Pretty soon into Everything, Everything, it becomes clear that it is actually a great deal of nothing.
Just because a film has been adapted from a novel for ‘young adults’ doesn’t mean it needs to be so adolescently plotted and written.
At least there’s not much wrong with the acting. Amandla Stenberg does a decent job as 18-year-old Maddy, who (despite looking the absolute picture of health) has suffered from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) all her life.
She must live indoors in a germ-free environment or else she will surely die.
Amandla Stenberg (left) as Maddy and Nick Robinson (right) as Olly in the romantic drama
But then a dish called Olly (Nick Robinson, also fine) waves at her from his skateboard, and, behind her airtight bedroom window, she swoons.