Remember “The Fault in Our Stars“, a love story between cancer patients, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters?
“Five Feet Apart” is quite the same kind of story.
It is a story about two people, Will Newman (played by Cole Sprouse) and Stella Grant (played by Haley Lu Richardson), both with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Stella in particular is a character inspired by Claire Wineland, a real and totally inspiring CF patient, whose entire life is so well lived; a real blessing for many. I have also posted a note on Claire.
Back to the movie, Will and Stella, having the same common ground, complete each other in a nice way. They both have a good sense of humor, and that adds more to the story.
On the movie, you can see two cheerful teenagers who are deeply in love, however fragile and sick they both are.
Stella Grant is a very disciplined girl. Even with CF she is suffering from, she actively shares her stories via YouTube videos, reads books, studying things, trying to help Will with the treatment, even creating apps! 🙂
Will, on the other hand, is a more relaxed guy. His philosophy is ‘enjoy this moment while you can‘ and this mindset kind of waking Stella up to a new realization, that to really live is far more important than just trying to survive.
And the two makes a great love story! 😉
I do love this particular kind of movie, not necessarily due to the love story, which is also great, but to the fact that the story reminds us to what really matters in life.
It reminds us also just how valuable our health is; more than anything we could have earned.
Above all, it reminds us to enjoy any moment in life while we can.
So while you’re given a chance to live on this world, enjoy this life as a huge blessing.
Enjoy any moment in life while you can.
PS. You can actually watch the movie online on many sites, and here is one among them.