Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse in a scene from Five Feet Apart (category: TBC), directed by Justin Baldoni. Photo: Patti Perret

Five Feet Apart film review: Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse in tear-jerking teen romance

  • This against-the-odds love story between two teenagers born with cystic fibrosis turns out to be a touching and dignified romantic drama
  • It also details the daily drudgery endured by those with CF, while not being mawkish
Topic |   American films

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Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse in a scene from Five Feet Apart (category: TBC), directed by Justin Baldoni. Photo: Patti Perret
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Darren Wang and Jelly Lin in a still from Fall in Love at First Kiss (category 1, Mandarin), directed by Frankie Chen.

Fall in Love at First Kiss film review: Jelly Lin, Darren Wang in Taiwanese take on popular Japanese teen romance

  • Frankie Chen Yu-shan’s film is the latest in a long line of screen adaptations of Kaoru Tada’s manga Itazura na Kiss
  • Its conclusion is as inevitable as it is contrived and naggingly frustrating, but is likely to be forgiven by the series’ loyal fan base
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Darren Wang and Jelly Lin in a still from Fall in Love at First Kiss (category 1, Mandarin), directed by Frankie Chen.
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