Everything, Everything offers some creative flourishes on a fairly typical teen romance that succeeds thanks to its young stars.

Eighteen-year-old Maddie Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) was diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency – aka boy in the bubble disease – when she was just a baby, meaning her immune system isn’t strong enough to fight off even the weakest of viruses or infections. As a result, Maddie has been confined to her home her entire life, with the circle of people she’s interacted with in real life limited to three: her mother and doctor (Anika Noni Rose), her nurse Carla (Ana de la Reguera) and Carla’s teenage daughter Rosa (Danube Hermosillo). To pass the time, Maddie reads novels and writes short reviews online, meets with an online ...

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