Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni.
CBS Films on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 released the trailer:
FIVE FEET APART - Trailer #2 - HD (Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse).
Stella Grant is a cystic fibrosis patient who actively uses social media to cope with her illness and tries to live a normal life. She meets another CF patient, Will Newman, who is at the hospital for a medication trial, in an attempt to get rid of the bacterial infection (B. cepacia) he has in his lungs. CF patients are strictly kept six feet apart to reduce the risk of cross-infection, as contracting bacterial infections from other CF patients can be dangerous, even life-threatening. Stella is determined to follow the rules, and initially dislikes Will, who likes to break the rules and take dangerous risks sometimes. Stella notices that Will isn't strictly following his treatment regimen and eventually gets him to agree to do so. Will and Stella begin to fall for each other and secretly go on their first date, eventually ending up at the hospital pool, where they strip to reveal scars from their past surgeries. The next day, Stella creates a scavenger hunt for Will's birthday, which catches him by surprise. It culminates with Will meeting up with Stella, who leads him to a room filled with all of their friends for a surprise dinner party, courtesy of Stella and Poe, Stella's best friend and a fellow CF patient. Sometime thereafter, Poe dies and Stella laments that she never got to hug him. Heartbroken, Stella decides that she is living her life too strictly and convinces Will to leave the hospital with her in order to view the lights from the city. As they walk, Stella suddenly grabs Will's hand, scaring Will however Stella justifies that she has gloves on. They come across a pond and slide around on the frozen surface. Meanwhile, the hospital is notified that a lung transplant is available for Stella, who ignores alerts about it in order to spend more time out with Will.
Principal photography began on May 25, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and concluded a month later, on June 26, 2018.
The film Five Feet Apart was scheduled to be released on March 15, 2019 (United States), on March 22, 2019 (Lebanon), on April 12, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on June 20, 2019 (Germany) by CBS Films, Lionsgate, Lions Gate Entertainment, BF Distribution, Golden Village Pictures, Pioneer Films, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Vertigo Releasing, E Stars Films, Eagle Films, Mongkol Major and Noori Pictures.
The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $7 million, the film grossed over $88.5 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Five Feet Apart got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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