Directed: Justin Baldoni
Released Date: 15 March 2019 (USA)
Genres: Drama, Romance
Film Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse,
Movie Quality: 480p HDCamRip
Stella Grant is a cystic fibrosis (CF) 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 at least six feet apart to reduce the risk of cross-infection, as contracting bacterial infections from other CF patients can be life-threatening. Stella is determined to adhere to the rule, and initially dislikes Will, who likes to break the rules and take risks. Stella notices that Will isn’t strictly adhering to his treatment and asks him to start following his regimen. He agrees to, under the condition that he gets to draw her.
As the pair grow closer, with Will learning that Stella’s older sister died in a freak accident, Stella decides to not let being a CF patient take over her life anymore and “takes one foot back”, keeping five feet away from Will at all times by them each holding one end of a pool cue. 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. She 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, which she justifies because 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.
When Will discovers this, he pleads with Stella to take the transplant. Stella refuses, before falling through the ice. Will is able to pull her out of the water, but Stella is unresponsive. Despite the risk of infection, Will performs CPR and Stella wakes up. They are then brought back to the hospital by ambulance. Though hesitant at first, saying the new lungs won’t be worth it if Will won’t be in her life, Stella agrees to do the transplant after Will convinces her to do it for him. The transplant is successful, and Will learns that Stella did not contract his infection.