Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart

DVD - 2019
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Life as a teenager is hard. Life gets even harder when you're a teenager suffering from a life-threatening illness. Compound illness, adolescence, and the fact that you're spending most of your time in the hospital; life can get very lonely. The only person who could possibly understand may be a teenager living a similar life. When two critically ill teens met at a hospital, only time will tell if they will become friends or even fall in love?

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Five Feet Apart, Week 1

Welcome to May's Online Book Club discussion. This month, we're reading Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. (Available to download as an ebook or audiobook.) The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the… (more)


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maryashleyy
Jun 29, 2020

Phenomenal movie! Will get the tears flowing and heart so full. Highly recommend!

IndyPL_MaryW May 15, 2020

Stella and Will meet on an inpatient unit in the hospital. Both have cystic fibrosis, CF, a genetic disease that causes severe respiratory issues. Two patients with CF must remain 6 feet apart to prevent sharing germs and compromise each other’s health. Stella and Will take vastly different approaches to life and their health. These two relate to each other’s like few others can and to fall in love. To remain apart is heart breaking. They decide that 5 feet apart is sufficient, measured by a broom stick between them, thus the title. It was a moving film about young love and living with a disease that impacts their daily lives and shortens their life. A strong reminder that while most of the society is just now practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, it is an everyday, life time experience for others. This fiilm is based on a book by the same title.

sjpl_javier Apr 01, 2020

Teen Novel made into a Teen Drama movie. The 5 ft apart rule that is the title is the "social distancing" needed to prevent the damage to the main characters lungs and the her focus on social media to interact to the world is especially relevant in this time of shelter-in-place and quarantine.

If you want to watch a movie that is relate-able to everyone's situation now (that isn't some kind of zombie apocalypse movie), this is it. Depending on your sensitivity, get the Kleenex ready, you might be in for some waterworks.

VaughanPLDonnalee Feb 01, 2020

I didn't like this as much as I had hoped. Overall I thought it was very manipulative and cheesy. I found both teen leads kind of annoying. I appreciated that it raised awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and that it was a well-intentioned film. It felt very similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but just not as good. Nothing about it seemed original. If you're in the mood for an emotional tearjerker, then you may like it.

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mrunia06
Dec 15, 2019

does anyone know if this Dvd is in English?

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val1
Dec 07, 2019

When I saw this DVD at the library and read the synopsis, I was intrigued by its' premise and thought I would give it a chance. I am very glad I did! It is a quirky movie about teens in hospital with cystic fibrosis and the things they have to have friendships and relationships. It was very touching and I found myself cheering for the characters in the movie as well as feeling some sadness in parts. I highly recommend that people watch it.

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Jokerfan52
Nov 19, 2019

I absolutely loved this movie, I am not a person who would usually watch this type of movie but after watching how well Cole does as Jugehead in Riverdale I had to watch this movie.

I really enjoyed this movie and it even made me cry. This movie really touches you ♡

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JassmineM_0
Oct 30, 2019

this movie is so sad

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gr8_reader
Oct 30, 2019

Decidedly sappy but well acted - my 11 year old daughter and I really enjoyed it.

ArapahoeSarah Oct 16, 2019

If you liked "The Fault in Our Stars," then you may also enjoy this movie. Although some of the situations were unrealistic, the characters were quite endearing.

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