‘Everything, Everything’ Movie Review


Roger Ebert

Maddy, featuring Amandla Stenberg, and Olly, featuring Nick Robinson.

Melissa Eugene, Club Member

Everything, Everything is a movie that was released in 2017, and it revolves around the story of a young girl named Madeline, who goes by Maddy.

Maddy lives with her mother; her brother and father died in a car accident.

Maddy has a rare condition known as severe combined immunodeficiency¬†and it can be defined as a “group of rare disorders caused by mutations in different genes involved in the development and function of infection-fighting immune cells.” In other words, Maddy’s lymphocytes that are responsible for fighting off germs, bacteria, and the things that cause pathogens, are not enough, which causes her immune system to be weak.

Maddy only sees the same three people every single day: her mother, her nurse, Carla, and Carla’s daughter, Rosa.

Nobody can enter the house, but those same three people. They have to go through a decontamination room to remove all the germs from the outside world off them.

Maddy “can’t go outside” because if she does, she’ll basically “die.” At least, that’s what she was told.

The house next to Maddy welcomed new homeowners, and they have a son named Olly. As Maddy is looking out her window, Olly and Maddy lock eyes.

Maddy and Olly eventually begin talking through text message, emails, and their windows, since their bedroom windows are right across from each other. Maddy starts to gain romantic feelings towards Olly, and Maddy’s nurse makes some arrangements in order for them to see each other in person, with certain restrictions, of course.

Maddy and Olly finally meet in person, and they can’t resist coming in close contact with each other, which eventually leads them to kiss. Maddy knows this will probably make her health situation even worse, but she goes for it anyway.

Her mother wasn’t aware that the nurse allowed a stranger into the house until she noticed that Olly left something of his in the house, which results in Maddy’s mother confronting Carla for putting her daughter at risk.

As they continue talking, Maddy finally comes to the realization.

Olly coming into Maddy’s life shows Maddy a part of herself where she wants to explore the world, even more, each and every day. Maddy realizes that in order to for her to see if she’s really sick, she has to take the risk and go outside, and see what it’s like in the real world, where she’s not trapped in the same vicinity.

Olly and Maddy run away to Hawaii, and her mother becomes worried sick about her. Maddy becomes sick in Hawaii and was rushed to the ER. When she finally woke up, she found herself back home, unfortunately.

Maddy receives a call a few days later about why she became sick in Hawaii, and this leaves Maddy to question whether or not she really has SCID.

I think you guys get the whole rundown of what this movie is about. It’s a really good movie, and I would recommend watching it in your free time.

If you’re interested in watching it, it is available on Amazon Prime Video.

8/10 rating from me!