Five Feet Apart

Release Date: March 15th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There's an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Parminder Nagra, Claire Forlani, Emily Baldoni, Gary Weeks

Director: Justin Baldoni

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: CBS Films, Lionsgate, Entertainment One

Distributors: CBS Films, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Sacrifice , Emotional , Touching , Temptation , 2010s , Tense , Doctor , Love , Heartwarming , House , Hospital

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Caryn JamesThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film becomes more exhausting than tense. In the end, all that manipulation backfires. Unlike the best of its genre, the rote Five Feet Apart isn’t wrenching enough to jerk a single tear. show more

  • 40
    Carlos AguilarTheWrap

    Cutting through the thick curtain of recycled lovey-dovey remarks and the proficiently dull craftsmanship of the production, Richardson’s radiant charisma acts as a lifeline. One would be hard-pressed to find a moment where she is not earnestly committed to the role’s convincingly bittersweet shtick. show more

  • 75
    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post

    The movie is smartly paced, and Sprouse (“Riverdale”) and Richardson make for one of the more adorable pairs in recent films. You not only want what’s best for them, but believe it can actually happen. show more

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