I thought that this film looked really bad, as the trailer made it seem really melodramatic and was set to an annoying pop song. However, romantic dramas have always been a guilty pleasure genre of mine, so I decided to give it a shot.
As a whole, the film is melodramatic, which was expected, but it is still enjoyable. There is also a lot more intelligence in the film than I would have expected. There is a lot of symbolism that is explored through the fantasy elements, and it definitely makes the film stand out. The first hour of the film is the best, as the most cheesy parts come in around the last half hour. There is also an over-the-top "twist" involved, but within the constraints of the genre, it is understandable.
The cinematography is actually a lot more professional than the trailers would have made it look. There are some really cool shots (predominantly during the fantasy sequences). The production design during those sequences is also far above what I would have expected.
Overall, "Everything, Everything" wasn't exactly what I had expected. There were some fantasy elements that added to the quality of the writing and the filmmaking as a whole. If you are in the target audience for this film, I highly recommend it.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes/.
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