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3rd December 2020 – 21 days til Christmas

Dear Readers,

today’s post will be about another film: Every Day. Since I wrote about the book of the same name two days ago, I thought it would be a nice idea to present you the film produced on its basis. As you may have noticed, my life is pretty stressful right now (thanks a lot to my beloved cowriter for yesterday’s post), but it will get better soon I hope. But for now, I’ll try a shorter format of presentation, hoping you’ll still enjoy it. 😉

See: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7026672/?ref_=tt_mv_close

Director: Michael Sucsy
Writers: Jesse Andrews (screenplay by), David Levithan (based on the novel by)
Stars: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan

Story: As it’s based on the book, it’s nearly the same (see my post called “1st December 2020 – 23 days til Christmas”). The only two big parts of the story that have been left out or changed in the movie, are Nathan’s part and the rule about staying only one day (I don’t wanna spoiler that part). Nathan still exists in the movie and he also thinks he was possessed, but it’s different to the book, he doesn’t hunt A and also doesn’t get further in contact with him.

My opinion: Despite the fact that I like the novel so much, I didn’t watch the film for years after it came out, because I feared it could destroy the good feeling I always get by reading the book. It wasn’t a justifiable fear. Of course there are differences between my imagination and the way the film worked out in the end, to be honest, in this case they have been very strong. But these differences, like the appearance of Rhiannon and Justin, the day at the beach or the way they spend their last day, helped me to look at the film as a separate work. That’s what it is, there were more and different people, who created it, so it has to be different, does it not? I’m very happy about the depth it remained while becoming a famous film. It’s still a lovely romance with a lot of different perspectives and problems that make it real and important. All in all it’s a pretty good film, but it is how it is nearly all the time: the book is waaay better.

Hope you’re having a good day,
Aly