- Origin: 16/25
- Story: 14/25
- Camera/SFX: 15/25
- Performance: 14/25
Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.
- Rated: PG-13 (Teen drinking and some language)
- Genre: Drama and Romance
- Directed by: Michael Sucsy
- Written by: Jesse Andrews
- Release date: 23rd February, 2018 (Wide)
- Length: 95 minutes
- Studio: Orion Pictures
|Lucas Jade Zumann||Nathan/A|
It does well to keep to source material, but just seems to lose its way. It doesn’t always have the key themes from the book and seems to be a jumbled and confused world. The ideas had promise and I liked the settings and characters, but I never was invested into it and spent most my time laughing at how ridiculous it was. I understand that the book had some similar narrative, but the overall meaning and story arc was different and it ruined the experience for me.
As I said before, it was a jumbled and confused world, this was mainly down to the poorly structured narrative and some pointless scenes. The main character Rhiannon seemed to keen to go on an adventure with random strangers, it was like they needed to shorten the story to have a better run time. Don’t get me wrong it had some entertaining moments like when A becomes Nathan totally messes his life up. It created some humour that could help me get through the rest of the film.
Basic and nothing that would set it apart from the rest. The backdrops looked crisp though, which set each scenes mood very well. However, you can’t just use basic editing and shots to make this story look good. With the mediocre acting and rubbish story, the shots just don’t do enough to create interest. To make scenes have more of an impact I would have changed the lighting, for example, I would have dulled the colour of the scene where Justin and Rhiannon break up or used more red lighting in the scene where A and Rhiannon have their last night together. Its things like that which will help create a better atmosphere and paint a better picture for audiences.
Cheesy lines that never seemed to fit in. Firstly, the actor in this whole thing was Jacob Batalon, his short appearance on screen had me more interested than the other longer scenes. He had compassion and charm which really helped to show the character of A. Now, most of the people that become A are lacking. Some seem to act differently than the others do, suggesting they didn’t understand the role they were playing.
Angourie Rice did well as the main, but in a few scenes like the one with Ian Alexander, she gets the tone and overall delivery wrong. To be honest, its mainly the script writers fault, the actors had such a rubbish script to work with, but they still could have been more aware of what was going on.