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Everything, Everything Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by on Aug 15, 2017
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Everything, Everything just won the 2017 Teen Choice award for best Drama Movie. Check out Kidzworld’s review of this unusual film about first love now out on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital.

By: Lynn Barker

Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious 18-year-old who is falling for the new guy next door. Problem is, she has such a severe immune deficiency disease that she can never go outside. Will her over-protective mom ever let Maddy’s new love inside her glass bubble?

Maddy sees Olly across the wayMaddy sees Olly across the wayCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Sheltered Teen

Maddy has just had her 18th birthday. She suffers from an immune deficiency disease so severe that she has to live in a sealed home. Just a tiny virus or infection could kill her. Her loving doctor mom Pauline (Anika Noni Rose) has provided an amazing home for her with all the social media perks but her life isn’t “real”. Her only friends are her nurse Carla (Anna de la Reguera) and Carla’s teen daughter Rosa (Danube Hermosillo) who can come into the house. Maddy’s dad and younger brother were killed in a car wreck years before.

Mom Pauline and Carla discuss Maddy's lifeMom Pauline and Carla discuss Maddy's lifeCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Teen Dreams

Maddy’s deepest dream is to see the ocean one day. When cute teen Olly (Nick Robinson) moves next door, their bedroom windows face each other and they begin a texting friendship. She imagines that she’s on a date with him. After begging a lot, Maddy gets Carla to let him visit her if they stay on total opposite sides of the room. They meet “cute” as both are shy but they have a great connection. Finally, Maddy secretly has a date with Olly as he comes over for 4th of July and they kiss. She explains her disease to him but she doesn’t seem sick.

Olly writes his cell deets on his bedroom windowOlly writes his cell deets on his bedroom windowCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

First Step Outdoors

When Maddy sees Olly's father argue with him and hit him in their driveway, without thinking, she rushes outside to see if he is okay. He freaks and tries to get her back inside. Pauline realizes that Maddy has gotten really close to Olly and she fires Carla for letting him inside. Saddened, Maddy decides to risk her health to have a real life. She and Olly are in love so they run away to Hawaii. At last, her ocean dream come true. They have a magical time, make love, and the next day Maddy becomes very ill.

Carla lets Olly inside the houseCarla lets Olly inside the houseCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The Return Home

Maddy spends time in a Maui hospital then is moved back home. Her mom is kind but thinks she has learned her lesson. She must tell Olly they can’t be together. His mom, sick of an abusive relationship with Olly’s dad, is moving the family to New York in the middle of the night. After a call from the doctor she had in Maui, Maddy begins to doubt just how really sick she has been all these years. Will she and her mom have a confrontation? Will Maddy decide to live a real life and reunite with Olly?

Falling more in loveFalling more in loveCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Special Extra Features

  • Trapped in Love: The Story of Everything, Everything asks the question: Is love worth the potential heartbreak? The two lead actors talk about their characters and we see them on set. Both the author of the novel upon which the movie is based, and the film’s director talk about the idea for the story and turning the book into a feature film. Amandla says she really connected to both the character and the story. A short featurette but nicely done.

Maddy finally sees the oceanMaddy finally sees the oceanCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Deleted Scenes includes some extended scenes. There are quite a few more dialogue exchanges among the main characters that do help flesh out the story a little more. There is more between Maddy and BFF Rosa and her mom Carla that is sweet and it’s nice to get it on the home entertainment version.

Carla knows Maddy is seeing OllyCarla knows Maddy is seeing OllyCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Wrapping Up

You might have read the “Everything, Everything” novel. Amandla Stenberg who played the much-loved character Rue in The Hunger Games film when she was much younger and 22-year-old Nick Robinson, the older bro in Jurassic World, have great chemistry and do a very believable job as teens in love.

Sunset in HawaiiSunset in HawaiiCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

This is a great romantic date movie with a twist and it looks and sounds wonderful on Blu-ray disc. There are only two extras but they are nicely done. The film might have included more humor but it would make a “keeper” for your home entertainment collection. As we did for the movie in theaters, we can go 4 stars.

Everything, Everything Blu-ray Rating: 4

Everything, Everything Blu-ray CoverEverything, Everything Blu-ray CoverCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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Have Your Say

Have you read then novel? What if you could never go anywhere with the person you were falling for? How would you build a real relationship? Exchange some comments below.