Ripped from the pages of Nicola Noon’s bestselling novel comes a big screen coming of age production that is sure to warm the hearts of teenagers everywhere.
Locked in her own house for the majority of her eighteen years existence, Maddy has become victim to SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency), essentially she’s allergic to everything. Maddy has come to accept her limited surroundings, that is until she falls in the love with Olly, the boy next door.
Though pitched as a typical teen flick, this film covers multiple emotions, from love, to loss and everything in between. Both actors, whilst fairly new to the acting scene manage to excel in their roles portraying every emotional goal expected of them. With Amandla Stenberg playing Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly, it’s safe to say both these new faces have a hell of an acting career ahead of them.
The film itself was excellently converted from page to screen, using animations to explain the science behind Maddy’s disease and further animations to break down the building drama in certain scenes, making it accessible to audiences young and old.
For fans that are faithful to Noon’s written word, this film will be a pleasant representation of the original masterpiece.