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Movie Review - Every Day (2018)

Director Michael Sucsy gave us The Vow (2012), an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book, which was a gimmick book about a woman with amnesia who has to fall in love with her husband all over again. Writer Jesse Andrews gave us Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, an adaptation of his own book, which was a gimmick book about a teenage boy who falls in love with a terminal cancer patient. Together, Sucsy and Andrews give us this adaptation of David Levithan's book, which is another gimmick book about a high school girl who falls in love with a spirit that inhabits a different body every day. The gimmick in the previous films were based in some kind of reality, whereas here the gimmick is supernatural or magical.

The difference being is that the gimmicks in the previous movies were designed to reveal something about the specific characters. The gimmick here is meant to reveal something aspirational about humanity. Nothing is really revealed about the characters here at all. This movie is …

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