'Five Feet Apart' film reminds teens love isn't contingent on human touch, director Justin Baldoni says

By The Christian Post

Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse in the movie "Five Feet Apart." | Photo: CBS Films/Lionsgate/Alfonso Bresciani

Justin Baldoni's directorial debut, the romantic film “Five Feet Apart,” stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson as two 17-year-olds who have cystic fibrosis — a chronic genetic respiratory disorder with a short life expectancy.

The “CFers,” as the characters refer to themselves, are both in the hospital for various treatment sessions. But they couldn’t be more different: Sprouse’s Will, the combat boot-wearing artistic type, doesn’t take his medical regimen seriously, as he’s all but given up the idea of ever beating the illness. “It’s just life, it’ll be over before you know it,” he says. In turn, Richardson’s Stella is a bright and energetic YouTuber who lives according to the rules, determined to get better in hopes of receiving a lung transplant.

Despite their differences, it doesn’t take Will and Stella long to fall in love shortly after meeting in the hospital’s neonatal wing. However, their relationship is complicated by the fact that they must maintain at least five feet of distance from each other to avoid dangerous cross-infection.

Source:The Christian Post