I’ve always believed that we all deserve love. Some of us find it on our first try. Others take a couple of tries to get it right. But somehow, I always thought that if you did the right things and stayed true to yourself, you’ll find and revel in and with that love that you deserve.
My beliefs came into question recently after I watched the film ‘Five Feet Apart’, directed by Justin Baldoni starring Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, and Claire Forlani.
An emotional drama of the life of a 17-year-old suffering from a chronic illness as she suffers through life and survivors guilt. As she finds love and finally gives in to it. As it all goes wrong and she’s left by herself with nothing but memories after all.
Haley does a brilliant job of portraying the emotional and mental stature of her character. The audience can’t take a break without knowing what’s going to happen next. Cole Sprouse starts slowly, almost seeming, initially, like he doesn’t have much of a role to play. But as the story progresses and we learn more about his character, the impact of the splendid role he’s played in the film comes to light.
Suffering from the same chronic illness, the lead characters are in a situation where they can’t interact too much or get too close in contact of other people suffering from the disease for the risk of cross-infection. As fate would have it, they fall in love…
The loss of a dear friend, an emotional breakdown and a near-death experience later, the lovers must part ways. One must walk away irrespective of how much they don’t want to.
The paradox of letting go of something that you love comes to light. It makes us realize that in life, we truly never know what is about to happen. All we can truly do is to believe that it will work out for the best and build for ourselves, the strength to survive and keep moving when things don’t work out. We all deserve true love, but more often than not, we might not find it. It is in our hands to truly love what we do have and change our lives for the best.
After all, all we can do is to hope for the best and give everything our best!