Five Feet Apart Trailer 2

Get Down with the Sickness in “Five Feet Apart” Trailer

There's one reason and one reason only to see the new teen weepy Five Feet Apart – OK, two I guess, if your significant other drags you – and that's Haley Lu Richardson. In just a few short years, she's become one of the most magnetic presences in film. She's made memorable characters out of smaller roles, making her one of those actors who makes you happy every time you see her name in the credits.

Her first lead role is in this Fault in Our Stars rip-off. Richardson plays Stella, a teen with cystic fibrosis. During her hospital stay, she meets Will (Cole Sprouse), who also has CF. How are these two horny, lonely teenagers going to be able to keep their hands off each other when they risk death if they get closer than six feet? That's the answer CBS Films is hoping a lot of young people will want to find out.

You can discover if love conquers deadly diseases on Friday, March 15.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.