Everything, Everything is a soppy teen romance

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

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. 

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