Movie Review: Five Feet Apart 🐼💊

Five Feet Apart is a raw and heart-wrenching film with inconsistencies.

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Haley Lu Richardson (left) and Cole Sprouse (right) respectively stars as Stella and Will in Five Feet Apart. CREDIT: Lionsgate

This post for Five Feet Apart is spoiler-free.

Five Feet Apart (2019, directed by Justin Baldoni) takes on a formulaic young adult romance story that centres on two cystic fibrosis patients—Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse)—who fall in love with each other, even though they have to remain six feet apart (note: it’s five feet part in the title because the film’s protagonist wanted to take one foot away as a symbolism of taking a bit of her life back from the disease) at all times.

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Movie Review: A Simple Favor 🍸

Don’t be mistaken by its dark mystery movie trailer because A Simple Favor definitely contains more comedy than you think.

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Anna Kendrick stars as Stephanie Smothers, and Blake Lively stars as Emily Nelson in A Simple Favor. CREDIT: Lionsgate

This post for A Simple Favor is spoiler-free, but it does contain some discussion of the novel by author Darcey Bell.

A Simple Favor (2018, directed by Paul Feig) is based on the mystery novel by Darcey Bell and follows Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) who is a single mommy vlogger who is asked by her new best friend Emily (Blake Lively) for a simple favor (I prefer favour, but okay I will abide by the American spelling since it’s on the movie poster). Emily soon goes missing and Stephanie has tasked herself to track down her best friend.

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Movie Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me 🏆

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon make this action-comedy movie worth watching.

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Mila Kunis stars as Audrey, and Kate McKinnon stars as Morgan in The Spy Who Dumped Me. CREDIT: Lionsgate

This post for The Spy Who Dumped Me is spoiler-free.

Having watched Mission Impossible: Fallout last week, nothing triumphs the Tom Cruise action sequences from that movie. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018, directed by Susanna Fogel) had quite a few bang-bang gun sequences, car chase scenes, and acrobatic stunts; but it failed to have any big action scenes that made me go wow. However, there were certainly scenes that were definitely cool and badass. Maybe the scene of Sebastian (Sam Heughan’s stunt double) doing a gymnastic backflip was kind of cool; and the one where Audrey (Mila Kunis) pulls out a gun like a secret agent.

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