Every Day is a 2018 Drama/Fantasy/Romance film starring Justice Smith, Maria Bello, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan and Colin Ford. It is directed by Michael Sucsy (most known for Grey Gardens and The Vow). A synopsis for this film via IMDB reads: “Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and “A” to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.”
What I liked about this film was the fact that the performances of the actors described perfectly the kids in every day high school. As the central character, Rice did an excellent job of handling the teenager caught between so many lives that require her energy to invest in. As for the remainder of the cast, they all have their parts to play and help the story to develop. Such a dynamic cast kept things fun, and the story more intriguing than the run of the mill romance.
The story is mainly a love story, but beside the kissing, hugging, and cuddling is a strong series of ethical dilemmas that the characters must face. It starts with the common moral dilemma of finding respectful love vs. settling, teaching young kids that love does exist outside the realms of popularity and physical aspects. Soon Rhiannon (Rice) starts crashing into things such as familial discord, self-identity, and trying to move on from something because it’s the right thing to do. Her ever changing opposite (A) also has plenty to face with his powers too, as each person he inhabits has issues themselves that constantly challenge his happiness and ability to have a life he so desires.
Let’s face it, romantic films have plots so predictable and similar that one can’t help but try to fight sleep sometimes. Every Day‘s twist to the story doesn’t defy the predictability in terms of ending, but the concept itself is the intriguing part to this story. The premise of having your love interest switch to a new body every day crosses a bridge most people haven’t attempted to and it worked for me. Seeing what new adventures they would go on, how they would solve the next problem, and even how they would make this whole endeavor work were some of the questions keeping me invested in the movie. However, the biggest question of who or what A is, that is the real thing I tried to figure out. So many mysteries amidst the romantic atmosphere makes this movie stand out.
If I were to give a rating to this movie it would be a 7.5 out of 10. It is a really enjoyable film, with an interesting story that will offer an interesting perspective on young love.
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