[MOVIE REVIEW] Every Day offers typical romance transformed


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Based on the 2002 David Levithan book, Every Day tells the story of A — a being who wakes up in a different body every day — and Rhiannon, the girl A loves.

The movie Every Day, based off of David Levithan’s book published in 2012, premiered on Feb. 23. The storyline is based off of the typical teenage romance, but it has an intriguing twist. It is a film of love and the struggle to maintain that love, and leads the viewers up and down on an emotional rollercoaster.

A consciousness, called A, wakes up in the bodies of different people every day at midnight. The first person they occupy in the movie is Justin (Justice Smith), boyfriend of teenage girl Rhiannon (Angourie Rice). A is intrigued by this girl, and the movie folds out into how A manages to stay a part of Rhiannon’s life, despite their daily transformation.

Angourie Rice is a 17 year-old actress from Australia. Her breakout role was Holly March in the movie The Nice Guys, acting alongside celebrities Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. A year later she played a small role in Spider Man: Homecoming. Despite her youth and little filmography experience, she was able to portray the character in a way that added to the film. She had the right amount of teenage emotion, but also showed a strong female lead in times that the audience can rely on during the mind-boggling idea of A. A was played by a total of fifteen people. Even though there are obvious differences in the people, they were able to keep the mindset and personality of A constant throughout the movie.

Teenagers who love a good romantic film would like this movie because it takes the traditional romance plot and makes it more interesting by adding a fascinating character. ”

Since A wakes up in a different body every single day, viewers would expect A to be both male and female about an equal amount of times. However, that is not the case in the movie. Throughout A and Rhiannon’s time together, A is played by a female 6 out of the 15 times. That is less than half of the people, and the roles of those six people A inhabits are considerably smaller than most of the male roles. Viewers can assume that this is the case because Rhiannon is a female, and a romance between male and female is the stereotype. This movie could easily show support towards the LGBT+ community, but disappoints viewers by making male A’s leave a bigger impact on Rhiannon and the film. Despite the gap between male and female characters portraying A, the movie was able to suck the viewers in to the mysterious and strange life of A and how they impact the life of Rhiannon.

This movie shows viewers the struggle of love and how far people are willing to go to maintain it. The way that Rhiannon falls in love with personality instead of physique also presents to viewers the important idea that love of inner beauty is more powerful than that of outer beauty, which can be directed at the stereotype of teenagers being attracted to someone based on how beautiful they are on the outside instead of the inside.

Teenagers who love a good romantic film would like this movie because it takes the traditional romance plot and makes it more interesting by adding a fascinating character. It captivates viewers with the oddity that is A, but also provides an emotional movie that makes viewers want to know more.

Rating: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐