EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING Based on the novel by Nicola Yoon Directed by Stella Meghie Starring Amandla, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera In theaters May 19, 2017
Amandla plays Maddy Whittier, who is allergic to well, everything, and falls in love with the boy next door in Warner Bros.' screen adaptation of Nicola Yoon's YA romantic bestsellerEverything, Everything. WarnerBros.com: What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.
Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.
"Everything, Everything has fantasy, tears and a radiant star in Amandla Stenberg" - Los Angeles Times
"Stenberg is best known as the brave Rue from the original Hunger Games film, but with Everything, Everything, she cements her status as a rising star." Entertainment Weekly
"Stenberg’s girl in the bubble never looks less than dazzling...In the exuberance and tenderness between Stenberg and Robinson, Everything is a persuasive argument for taking chances." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Stenberg was Rue in The Hunger Games and is a figure of young, vocal, progressive strength on social media; she’s already an aspirational personality to a lot of girls who will see this movie. Yet she stays true to her character, to Maddy’s unworldliness and growing maturity, and the performance is honest about young lust, too, without rubbing it in your face." - Boston Globe
"With a pair of irresistible leads and a straightforward love-overcomes-adversity story, Everything, Everything scores a direct hit on the teenage-girl market." - The New York Times
"Stenberg is especially resplendent in the role. Watching her feels like stepping into sunlight." - The Ringer
"Stenberg (Rue from The Hunger Games) embodies Maddy as an innocent minx. Her keen ability to illustrate her character’s awakening, oscillating from wonderfully sweet to confidently sexy is a masterclass for young actors. She’s a rising talent you’ll want to get in on the ground floor with." - SassyMamaInLA.com
"What Everything, Everything does feels like it opens a door. It isn’t satisfied with just being one of the few, or perhaps the only to some people’s knowledge. No, it wants to set a standard. It wants to show the beauty of curly hair, a Black woman’s skin, and not through sexualizing her, per se, but just noting how dreamy it can be to really look at a Black woman. Also, through Stenberg, we get what almost seems like a sense of realness. She isn’t just copying what she assumes are Maddy’s traits, but tapping into her own awkwardness and bringing it to the character. She finds ways to take you on the same journey she went on to discover and understand Maddy, as does Robinson with Olly." - WhereILook.com