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.

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