The second trailer for Everything, Everything was released this week and it’s giving us serious feels.
“I’m eighteen and I’ve never been outside . . . I want to experience everything”
The Warner Bros. film, based on Nicola Yoon’s enchanting young adult novel of the same name, follows a captivating story as simultaneously heart-warming and devastating as the likes of The Fault in our Stars.
Maddy is an eighteen-year-old woman like any other. She’s playful, passionate and curious to learn about the world – there’s just one difference. A disease called ‘severe combined immunodeficiency‘ means that Maddy, played by Amandla Stenberg (you might remember her as Rue in The Hunger Games) is effectively allergic to the world. She cannot leave the house for fear of contracting a deadly infection. This means the only relationships she has known are those with her mother and her full-time nurse. Each day is the same: repetitive and square. That is until the gorgeous Olly (Nick Robinson) moves in next door with his family.
See the trailer below!
Maddy and Olly develop a deep connection quickly, through online instant messaging and longing gazes through Maddy’s bedroom window. It’s cliche at its finest, but it’s a tale beautifully told nonetheless. Driven by their teenage passion and naivety, the two will risk everything to have one another – even if this means losing everything.
This trailer follows a first, which was issued in April. It was told entirely through emojis. This is clearly an attempt at reaching the teenage demographic. While it’s easy to see the idea behind the first trailer and appreciate its uniqueness, it failed to generate the excitement and traction for the film that the second one achieved.
It features a strong soundtrack from artists such as Alessia Cara and Skylar Stecker. The film is directed by Stella Meghie, whose works include Jean of the Joneses.
Everything, Everything will reach cinemas on May 18, joining a variety of other highly-anticipated films.