‘Five Feet Apart’ : A love story burdened by a life-threatening disease

BY Jordana Castelli • March 25th, 2019 • 6:00 a.m.

I won’t hesitate to admit that romantic chick-flicks are the way to my heart, however I am unbiased when saying “Five Feet Apart” is one of the best movies I’ve seen in the past year. It follows the story of two love-struck teenagers with one big problem: Cystic fibrosis.

Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) are no strangers to hospitals. Their life-threatening disease forced them in and out of emergency rooms ever since they were children. Hospital visits follow the same routine: An hourly medicine intake regime, oxygen masks, feedings tubes and staying hopeful in a time where there’s little to dream about.