It's a good movie and I liked it a lot. It was sad and I can't even imagine the frustration, pain and anger that the people with this disease deal with.
I can sympathize with them, because though I don't suffer from this disease I do have MS and though it's a very different disease, it has still stolen alot from me. But the things they have to deal with, WOW! I can't even imagine. I feel for them, and No, I'm not saying I feel sorry for them, because I don't think that's what they want. I know how I feel when people look at me with that look of pity in their eyes or talk to me and I can hear it in their voices. I'm just like, I don't need your pity. What I need is your support and encouragement, because I'm trying to stay positive and fight this with everything in me, but your pity doesn't help me. It hinders me and I don't need that kind negativity in my life. Like I said I realize it's a different disease, but I still feel that they may feel similarly, but I could be completely wrong. I do not claim to be the authority on how people feel, because I'm definitely not. I don't know why went into all of this. Back to the point of this review, yes, I thought that it was a pretty good movie and it gives some insight on the disease, though I'm sure Hollywood probably got a lot of what the people that have this disease go through wrong, by playing up on some things and underplaying others as Hollywood usually does to make a good, "Hollywood" movie. I'm not saying that's what they did as I am not a cystic fibrosis sufferer myself. So, I don't really know, but some people who do have the disease may see it and I'm sure that they will grade it accordingly. And that's all I have to say about that.
I'm not sure if its because it wasn't initially based on a popular book, or if its just a well-told story with two people who can't risk touching or being near each other, but this is one of the better YA disease/health-condition movies. Haven't had the chance to go through all the extras yet, but they look interesting. I saw this in the theater and wanted to revisit this movie on blu.
I watch a movie based on when im emotionally ready... this movie made my new years day cut... yes i was crying at 4am! Justin Baldoni and the whole cast did a superb job and even though the topic is limited (didnt know more about cystic fibrosis til i watched this movie) it makes you interested to learn more and help these people.