Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
Want more? Listen to our discussion of 'Everything, Everything' on SWITCHCast
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
We look at 'Fantasia' in a brand new episode of Ink & Paint - and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast!x
review, Everything, Everything, Everything,, Everything, film, movie, latest movies, new movie, movie ratings, current movie reviews, latest films, recent movies, current movies, movie critics, new movie reviews, latest movie reviews, latest movies out, the latest movies, review film, latest cinema releases, Australian reviews, cinema, cinema reviews, Amanda Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Ana De La Reguera, Anika Noni Rose, Amandla Stenberg, Taylor Hickson, Farryn Vanhumbeck, Danube R. Hermosillo, Robert Lawrenson, Peter Benson, Stella Meghie film rating

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

TEEN ROMANCE TO PUT YOU TO SLEEP

THEATRICAL REVIEW
LATEST REVIEWS
By Jess Fenton
20th August 2017

Movies don’t always have to be plot-driven; they are on occasion what we cinema-types refer to as “character-driven”. These are usually the films that dominate the nominees lists at awards ceremonies, and the ones ‘Fast and Furious’ fans have never even heard of. That might sound elitist, but it’s true - for the most part. Then every now and then, a picture comes along that defies both. Today it’s called ‘Everything, Everything’.

The following is a synopsis of the film: Maddy (Amandla Stenberg, ‘The Hunger Games’) is a 17-year-old girl who lives in the confines of her home due to a rare immune disorder. She mets and starts a tentative romance with Olly (Nick Robinson, ‘Jurassic World’) the boy next door. The end. I bet you’re screaming, “Take my money!!” - right?

SWITCH: 'EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING' TRAILER

This is of course the latest adaptation of a Young Adult book, because what overwrought teen romance drama isn’t these days? If the book is even remotely as boring as the film (which is only 96 minutes) then I have no idea how those teens were able to keep turning them pages - they have shorter attention spans than me!

Nothing happens in this movie. Actually nothing. And what little something does happen is so utterly predictable that it doesn’t feel like something, it’s just what should be. The first 15 minutes are pure exposition. Maddy narrates taking us through the few people and activities that make up her day. Kinda like that scene in ‘Tangled’ only Disney turned it into a peppy and memorable song instead of making seem as droll as it actually is.

Nothing happens in this movie. Actually nothing.

Even the romance story is boring. He likes her and doesn’t hide it. She likes him and doesn’t hide it. Urgh! Where’s the coyness!? The push-pull of new love!? I’ve found it more entertaining writing this review than actually watching ‘Everything, Everything’. In the immortal words of Simon Cowell: “That’s a no from me.”

FAST FACTS
RELEASE DATE: 24/08/2017
RUN TIME: 1h 36m
CAST: Amanda Stenberg
Nick Robinson
Ana De La Reguera
Anika Noni Rose
Amandla Stenberg
Taylor Hickson
Farryn Vanhumbeck
Danube R. Hermosillo
Robert Lawrenson
Peter Benson
DIRECTOR: Stella Meghie
WRITER: J. Mills Goodloe
SCORE: Ludwig Goransson
everythingeverythingmovie.com
everythingfilm
Want more? Listen to our discussion of 'Everything, Everything' on SWITCHCast 
TOP-RATED REVIEWS
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 - The year's most romantic and evocative movie event is back!
TRENDINGWIN ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2020The year's most romantic and evocative movie event is back!
xXx: Return Of Xander Cage - The good, the bad and the ugly
TRENDINGxXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGEThe good, the bad and the ugly
The Pickup Game - A confronting reveal of the pickup industry
TRENDINGTHE PICKUP GAMEA confronting reveal of the pickup industry
Over the Limit - A real-life psychological thriller
TRENDINGOVER THE LIMITA real-life psychological thriller
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
TRENDINGROMANTIC ROADFalling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
The Boys Who Said No! - Powering change through non-violence
TRENDINGTHE BOYS WHO SAID NO!Powering change through non-violence
About A Boy - All grown up 15 years on
TRENDINGABOUT A BOYAll grown up 15 years on
The Violin Player - Sex and strings
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
In The Shadow It Waits - The terror of self-isolation
TRENDINGIN THE SHADOW IT WAITSThe terror of self-isolation
God of the Piano - A tale that tickles the ivories
TRENDINGGOD OF THE PIANOA tale that tickles the ivories
X-Men: 20th Anniversary - A legacy worth saving?
TRENDINGX-MEN: 20TH ANNIVERSARYA legacy worth saving?
Top End Wedding - Outback fantastic
TRENDINGTOP END WEDDINGOutback fantastic
The Land Before Time - 30th anniversary of a breathtaking animated masterpiece
TRENDINGTHE LAND BEFORE TIME30th anniversary of a breathtaking animated masterpiece
Leaving Allen Street - Following residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
TRENDINGLEAVING ALLEN STREETFollowing residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2020 - The reviews
TRENDINGFANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA 2020The reviews
The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale - An extremely silly zomedy
TRENDINGTHE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALEAn extremely silly zomedy
Sleeping Beauty - A history of Disney's masterpiece on its 60th anniversary
TRENDINGSLEEPING BEAUTYA history of Disney's masterpiece on its 60th anniversary
Waterloo - An epic recreation of the legendary battle
TRENDINGWATERLOOAn epic recreation of the legendary battle
River's Edge - The kids aren't alright
TRENDINGRIVER'S EDGEThe kids aren't alright
Double Lover - Softcore pornography for cinephiles
TRENDINGDOUBLE LOVERSoftcore pornography for cinephiles
© 2011 - 2020 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us