Film Review: Live a million different lives ‘Every Day’

Every Day is the big screen adaptation of David Levithan‘s 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name. A romantic tale with quite a twist, the story centers around teenager Rhiannon who falls in love with a ‘travelling soul.’

Now if you haven’t read the book, the beginning of the movie may be confusing, with multiple characters and intertwining plots, but what the film does do is take you through a journey – both fantasy wise and philosophically. The story begins with 16 year old Rhiannon (played by Angourie Rice) and her usually wayward boyfriend Justin skipping classes to spend the day together, indulging in activities such as visiting an aquarium and general spontaneity. During their intimate time together, Rhiannon confides in her boyfriend about her family and in particular her turbulent relationship with her father. At the end of the evening before the two part, the clearly enamoured teenager proclaims it as the ‘perfect’ day before Justin warns that indeed every day may not be the same.

The next day, things are clearly not as they seem as Justin returns to his usual uncooperative self with barely any recollection of what had happened during the previous day. Each day, Rhiannon and the audience are introduced to a new character with a strange sense of familiarity. It is when she meets the mysterious ‘A’ that she begins her real journey, when she finds out the object of her affection has been inhabiting a different body each day.

We would love to tell you more about the movie, but that would be spoiling it. As we mentioned before, although it’s not a true story in itself, the movie will raise a lot of questions and make you think about yourself and others around you. Without giving away too much, what ‘A’ learnt was that in some of the bodies they had important roles to fulfill to guide the person. Take for example when ‘A’ was in the body of Kelsey, through her diary they found out that she had been contemplating suicide and was able to stay in her body for 24 hours longer, and talk to her dad and get her the help she needed. In other scenarios, A is merely a passenger which has them questioning their existence..

Every Day, directed by Michael Sucsy is out in UK Cinemas on April 20. You may be pleased to know that David Levithan is releasing a sequel called Someday in October, and you can preview a sequel here.

 

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