At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
A 17 year old girl named Madeline Whittier has a rare disease that causes her to have to stay indoors 24/7 with her filtered air. Her whole life is basically books, her mom, and Carla(her nurse). One day, a moving truck pulls in next door. There she sees Olly. Olly Bright is Maddy's new neighbor. They get to know each other through emails. The more they get to know each other, the more they fall in love. Olly starts to make Maddy realize that she isn't really living. This starts the adventures of Maddy's new life. Written by
I saw the trailers and they made me want to see the movie but that strong emotion that the trailers seemed to have was really lacking in the movie. It was OK, and just that, just OK, Maybe my expectations were too high because I thought this had the potential to be a really emotional movie, a tear jerker. Nope not one tear was shed. Honestly I can't put my finger on what was wrong. Everything was adequate but nothing stood out.
The only emotional response I had at all was anger at the twist. Hadn't read the book and wasn't expecting that. At first I was mad at the mom but then my anger was at the writers when I realized the twist was just a way to tie things up for the happy ever after.
As said, it was OK, not sorry I watched it but I doubt seriously I'll ever watch it again.
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