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Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

Directed by Stella Meghie. Starring Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Danube Hermosillo. (2017, PG-13, 96 min.)

REVIEWED By Marc Savlov, Fri., May 19, 2017

Based on the YA novel by Nicola Yoon, this is an above-average, young love weeper that somehow manages to hit all the genre notes in formal succession – yawn – but holds your interest by the remarkably nuanced performances of leads Stenberg and Robinson. She’s 18-year-old Maddy who, as is explained in both voiceover and animation, suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder that has kept her from leaving her mother’s airlocked, spick-and-span Los Angeles home for as long as she can remember. Maddy, bookworm smart, beautiful, and a budding architect via online schooling, is close melodramatic kin to John Travolta’s The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. When hunky, black-clad brooder Olly (Robinson) and his family move in next door, Maddy spies him from her bedroom window, they lock eyes as he skateboards by with a tentative wave, and the race to true teen love is off and running. Maddy’s mother (Rose) is a physician – which explains their Better Homes and Gardens-worthy house – who takes daily blood tests of her daughter, monitoring the disease’s progress, or apparent lack thereof, along with the family nurse, Carla (de la Reguera), who facilitates the budding romance in a way that eventually, inevitably leads to what may be disaster.

Director Meghie and screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe play around with little onscreen tricks such as displaying Maddy and Olly’s text conversation in print onscreen, since the two characters can’t be in the same room together due to Maddy’s illness, and also borrow a trope from Woody Allen’s Annie Hall in which the insecure subtext of a verbal conversation is also shown onscreen. Hey, if you steal, steal from the best.

As YA adaptations go, this isn’t quite The Notebook, but its core demographic of teen girls will likely be more than satisfied. Not being a teen girl at the moment, I was put off by an out of the blue third-act revelation that shifts the tone of the film a full 180 degrees. But then I suppose that’s always been a key ingredient to angsty teen love stories, at least as far back as when poor Sal Mineo lay dying in James Dean’s arms outside of Griffith Planetarium in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause. Love kills, but then again, sometimes it doesn’t, and therein lies its enticing essence.

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.  512/861-7070

drafthouse.com/austin/theater/lakeline

SAT MAY 27

10:30am, 1:25, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25

SUN MAY 28

10:30am, 1:25, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25

MON MAY 29

10:30am, 1:25, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25

TUE MAY 30

3:55, 7:10, 9:40
AFA: 1:15

WED MAY 31

12:00, 2:30, 3:55, 7:10, 9:40

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

5701 W. Slaughter  512/861-7060

drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

SAT MAY 27

11:15am, 2:20, 5:30, 8:20, 11:15

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11:15am, 2:20, 5:30, 8:20, 11:15

MON MAY 29

10:15am, 2:05, 5:20, 8:20, 11:15

TUE MAY 30

3:00, 6:00, 9:00
AFA: 12:00

WED MAY 31

11:20am, 2:45, 5:25, 8:15, 10:55

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy  512/306-1991

www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

SAT MAY 27

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:25, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15, 10:50

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CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:25, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15, 10:50

MON MAY 29

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:25, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15, 9:10

TUE MAY 30

CC/DVS: 12:25, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15, 9:10

WED MAY 31

CC/DVS: 12:25, 3:05, 5:40, 8:15, 9:10

Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14

12812 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave  800/326-3264

www.cinemark.com/theater_showtimes.asp?theater_id=377

SAT MAY 27

digital: 10:50am, 1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55

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digital: 10:50am, 1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55

MON MAY 29

digital: 10:50am, 1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55

TUE MAY 30

digital: 10:50am, 1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55

WED MAY 31

digital: 10:50am, 1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55

Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock  800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

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digital: 11:15am, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50

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digital: 11:15am, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50

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WED MAY 31

digital: 11:15am, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50

THU JUN 01

digital: 11:15am, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50

Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35  800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

SAT MAY 27

digital: 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

SUN MAY 28

digital: 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

MON MAY 29

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digital: 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

WED MAY 31

digital: 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., Pflugerville  512/251-0938

www.cinemark.com

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digital: 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:10

SUN MAY 28

digital: 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:10

MON MAY 29

digital: 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:10

City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown  512/868-9922

SAT MAY 27

11:05am, 2:15, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15

SUN MAY 28

2:15, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15

MON MAY 29

2:15, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15

TUE MAY 30

2:15, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15

WED MAY 31

2:15, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15

THU JUN 01

2:15, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle  512/523-9009

www.evo-entertainment.com

SAT MAY 27

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

SUN MAY 28

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

MON MAY 29

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

TUE MAY 30

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WED MAY 31

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville  512/467-7305

www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

SAT MAY 27

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI: 10:20am, 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

SUN MAY 28

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI: 10:20am, 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

MON MAY 29

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

TUE MAY 30

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

WED MAY 31

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

THU JUN 01

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake  512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

SAT MAY 27

CC/DVS: 10:45am, 1:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:10

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CC/DVS: 10:45am, 1:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:10

MON MAY 29

CC/DVS: 10:45am, 1:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:10

TUE MAY 30

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:15, 3:45, 7:35, 10:10

WED MAY 31

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:10

Hometown Cinemas

120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, Lockhart  512/398-4100

www.hometowncinemas.com

SAT MAY 27

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30

SUN MAY 28

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30

MON MAY 29

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05

TUE MAY 30

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05

WED MAY 31

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30

THU JUN 01

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30

iPic Theaters Austin

3225 Amy Donovan Plaza  512/568-3400

www.ipic.com

SAT MAY 27

12:25, 3:35, 6:30, 9:15

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12:25, 3:35, 6:30, 9:15

MON MAY 29

12:25, 3:35, 6:30, 9:15

TUE MAY 30

12:25, 3:35, 6:30, 9:15

WED MAY 31

2:00, 4:40, 11:00

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop  512/321-0123

www.schulmantheatres.com

SAT MAY 27

10:10am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00

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10:10am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00

MON MAY 29

10:10am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00

TUE MAY 30

10:10am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00

WED MAY 31

10:10am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00

THU JUN 01

10:10am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas  512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

SAT MAY 27

CC/DVS: 11:50am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25

SUN MAY 28

CC/DVS: 11:50am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25

MON MAY 29

CC/DVS: 11:50am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25

TUE MAY 30

CC/DVS: 11:50am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25

WED MAY 31

CC/DVS: 11:50am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25

THU JUN 01

CC/DVS: 11:50am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B  512/501-3520

www.themoviehouse.com/austin/

SAT MAY 27

10:00am, 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

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MON MAY 29

10:00am, 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

TUE MAY 30

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WED MAY 31

10:50am, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

THU JUN 01

10:50am, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls

2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls

Call theatre for August 22-23 showtimes.

SAT MAY 27

11:25am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

SUN MAY 28

11:25am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

MON MAY 29

11:25am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

TUE MAY 30

11:25am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

WED MAY 31

11:25am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

THU JUN 01

11:25am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos  512/805-8000

SAT MAY 27

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

SUN MAY 28

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

MON MAY 29

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

TUE MAY 30

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

WED MAY 31

11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

Tinseltown North

N. I-35 & FM 1825, Pflugerville  512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

SAT MAY 27

digital: 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

SUN MAY 28

digital: 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

MON MAY 29

digital: 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

TUE MAY 30

digital: 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

WED MAY 31

digital: 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar Blvd  512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

SAT MAY 27

CC/DVS: 12:50, 3:45, 6:10, 8:30

SUN MAY 28

CC/DVS: 12:50, 3:45, 6:10, 8:30

MON MAY 29

CC/DVS: 12:50, 3:25, 6:00, 8:20

TUE MAY 30

CC/DVS: 12:50, 3:45, 6:10, 8:30

WED MAY 31

CC/DVS: 12:50, 3:45, 6:10, 8:30

THU JUN 01

CC/DVS: 12:50, 3:45
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