Everything, Everything (film)

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Everything, Everything
Everything everything poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byStella Meghie
Written byJ. Mills Goodloe
Based onEverything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
Produced by
CinematographyIgor Jadue-Lillo
Edited byNancy Richardson
Music by
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures[1]
Release date
  • May 19, 2017 (2017-05-19) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$10 million[3]
Box office$61.6 million[4]

Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe, based on Nicola Yoon’s 2015 novel of the same name. The film was produced by Elysa Dutton and Leslie Morgenstein and stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson and follows a young woman named Maddy Whittier (Stenberg) who has a serious medical condition that prevents her from leaving her home, and her neighbor Olly Bright (Robinson), who wants to help her experience life and they begin falling in love.

Principal photography began on September 6, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and wrapped up the next month on October 7, 2016.

The film was released on May 19, 2017, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise directed at the two lead performances, but with heavy criticism aimed at the screenplay. Nevertheless, it was a massive commercial success, grossing $61 million worldwide on a production budget of $10 million.


Eighteen-year-old Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is being treated for SCID, an immune disorder that prevents her from leaving her home and interacting with others. Her mother, Pauline Whittier, takes care of her with the help of her nurse Carla, who has taken care of Madeline for 15 years. Pauline monitors her daughter's health status constantly and provides daily medication. Only Pauline, Carla and Carla's daughter, Rosa, are allowed in the home. Pauline does not allow Maddy to leave her house or interact with anyone or anything that has not been "sanitized". Maddy yearns to see the world, particularly the ocean.

One day, a new family moves next door, and their son (Nick Robinson), who is Maddy's age, catches her eye. They share a look as Maddy watches through the window. Later that night, while Pauline and Maddy are watching a movie, the boy and his sister appear on their doorstep, offering a bundt cake. Pauline politely rejects it, and as she is about to close the door, the boy asks where her daughter is. Pauline lies and tells him Maddy is not home. Although, Pauline sees Maddy's desire to get to know the boy, she tries to block off all opportunities for Maddy to contact him. It is also revealed that the father of the boy is violent and their relationship is strained.

Later, the boy writes his number on his window for Maddy and soon they begin communicating through text. He introduces himself as Olly, and they text for a while, getting to know each other and eventually growing very fond of each other.

Knowing her mother would not approve, Maddy convinces Carla to secretly let Olly visit her inside the house, though Carla makes them promise to stay on different sides of the room from each other. She later invites Olly over for the Fourth of July, since her mother is working that day. Maddy and Olly share a passionate kiss as fireworks go off outside.

The next day, Maddy notices Olly fighting with his father outside. When his father shoves him to the ground, Maddy, to the shock of her mother, rushes outside to comfort Olly. Her mother rushes her back inside. Pauline deduces that Maddy and Olly have been seeing each other, and forbids their relationship. She later fires Carla for betraying her trust. Although Carla is empathetic towards Maddy's circumstances, Pauline will not let her daughter out of her sight. Pauline does not want anything to happen to Maddy and the only way she knows how is to keep her locked up in their home.

Maddy decides that it is time to take matters into her own hands. With a credit card she had previously opened online, Maddy buys two plane tickets to Hawaii, and convinces Olly to travel there with her. In the car on the way to the airport, Olly calls his sister, Kayra, tells her that he is going to Hawaii with Maddy, and says that it will only be for a couple of days and tells her to take care of their mother. In Hawaii, they share a romantic and life-changing experience together. While they were in Hawaii, Pauline sends a police car to find Maddy, and then she spots Kayra walking by the house. Pauline asks Kayra if she knew anything about her brother and Maddy and where they were, but Kayra says that she doesn't know anything.

During the trip, Maddy passes out and Olly rushes her to the hospital. She wakes up back in her bed at home. She breaks off contact with Olly due to the fact that she does not want to make another mistake over love again, and is therefore unable to say goodbye when his mother finally decides to leave his father, and takes Olly and his sister back to New York with her.

A doctor from the hospital in Hawaii calls Maddy to give her an update, and tells Maddy that she does not have something as severe as SCID. Maddy scours her mother's records, and cannot find anything that indicates that she had ever been diagnosed with the disorder. She realizes that her mother has been lying to her for her whole life, and runs away from home.

Maddy stays with Carla and Rosa. A doctor confirms that she has never had SCID, just an underdeveloped immune system from under-exposure due to living in filtered air her whole life. Her mother later tells her that after Maddy's father and brother died in a car crash, Maddy was all she had left and she wanted to protect her and keep her safe. Maddy is upset and leaves.

Later she reunites with Olly in New York, where they restart their romance. The movie ending also implies that she and her mother begin to fix their relationship.



Principal photography on the film began on September 6, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia.[5][6]



Everything, Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedMay 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
Singles from Everything, Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  1. "Ocean Eyes"
    Released: November 18, 2016
  2. "Stay"
    Released: February 23, 2017

Credits adapted from Tidal.[7]

Track listing[edit]

1."Night Drive"Ari Lennox2:31
2."Let's Go"Khalid3:28
3."In Your Eyes"BadBadNotGood, Charlotte Day Wilson4:08
4."Howling"Ry X5:11
5."Ocean Eyes"Billie Eilish3:23
6."Parking Lot"Anderson Paak3:57
7."Stay"Zedd, Alessia Cara3:33
8."Escape" (acoustic)Kehlani3:19
9."Girl"The Internet, Kaytranada3:58
10."How Did We"Skylar Stecker3:44
11."Let My Baby Stay" (cover)Amandla Stenberg2:25
Total length:39:37


Everything, Everything was released on May 19, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. It was originally scheduled for August 18, 2017, but was moved up to its May date.[8]

Box office[edit]

Everything, Everything grossed $34.1 million in the United States and Canada and $27.5 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $61.6 million, against a production budget of $10 million.[4]

In North America, the film was released alongside Alien: Covenant and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and was projected to gross $10–12 million from 2,801 theaters during its opening weekend.[3] It made $525,000 from Thursday night previews and $4.7 million on its first day. It went on to open to $11.7 million, finishing 3rd at the box office.[9]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 45% based on 119 reviews, with an average rating of 5.21/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Everything, Everything should tug young adult heartstrings fairly effectively, but may not be quite engrossing enough to woo less melodramatically inclined viewers."[10] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 52 out of 100, based on 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[11] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale.[9]

The Immune Deficiency Foundation criticized the film as "erroneously misrepresenting [SCID] through worn stereotypes and misinformation," singling out in particular the film's use of Munchhausen-by-proxy as damaging to patients who actually have SCID.[12][13]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Everything, Everything". AMC Theatres. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Faughnder, Ryan (May 16, 2017). "'Alien: Covenant,' No. 8 in the franchise, is poised to unseat 'Guardians' at the box office". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Everything, Everything". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Everything, Everything With Amandla Stenberg & Nick Robinson". What's Filming. September 6, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Gittins, Susan (September 5, 2016). "NEW MOVIE: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING with Amandla Stenberg & Nick Robinson Starts Filming in Vancouver This Week". Hollywood North. Archived from the original on May 15, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Everything, Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Tidal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 10, 2016). "Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga Movie 'A Star Is Born' Gets 2018 Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  9. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony; Busch, Anita (May 23, 2017). "Why 'Alien: Covenant' Lost Its Bite At The B.O. With $36.1M Opening, -34% From 'Prometheus'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Everything, Everything (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  11. ^ "Everything, Everything Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Nyren, Erin (May 19, 2017). "'Everything, Everything' Criticized for Inaccurate Portrayal of Immunodeficiency Disorder SCID". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "IDF Statement on Everything, Everything". Immune Deficiency Foundation. Retrieved April 2, 2018.

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