Review: “Five Feet Apart” Comes Up Just Short

“Five Feet Apart,” Justin Baldoni’s freshman directorial outing, follows the heartbreaking love story of two teenagers, both fighting a terrible disease that, tragically (in a vaguely Shakespearean way), links them together yet keeps them apart. Both teenagers suffer from cystic fibrosis, a brutal genetic disease that causes severe mucus build-up in the lungs and other organs. Due to the nature of the disease, and the wide variety of strains that …

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