"All The Bright Places" On Netflix Stars A Canadian & Has Viewers So Emotional
The highly anticipated movie was released on Friday.
Get your tissues ready. After months of anticipation, All the Bright Places has finally been released on Netflix. The film just came out on Friday, but viewers have wasted no time sharing their emotional reactions on Twitter.
If you're not familiar with the story, All the Bright Places is based on a 2015 novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven. It tells the story of Theodore Finch, a teenage boy who is fascinated by death. However, whenever he plots a way to kill himself, something good happens to stop him.
The movie also follows Violet Markey, a teenage girl struggling with depression after the recent tragic loss of her sister. Violet has been trying to stay low-key while awaiting graduation, but all of that changes when she meets Finch.
The more time the two spend together, the more Violet learns how to come out of her shell and make the days count again. When he's with her, Finch feels like he can be himself—as if he isn't the freak that everyone at school makes him out to be.
As Violet gets better though, Finch finds himself struggling with his mental health more and more, falling into a dark place.
According to IMDb, All the Bright Places stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Alexandra Shipp (Dark Phoenix), Felix Mallard (Happy Together), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
The movie also stars a friendly Canadian face—Lamar Johnson. You may recognize the Toronto born actor from Degrassi: The Next Generation, Rookie Blue, and The Hate U Give, as per his IMDb page.
All the Bright Places has received an incredibly emotional response since it was released on February 28.
"For those of you who want to be educated on how to deal with your s/o and their depression, I seriously recommend watching All The Bright Places on Netflix. Hits close to home and I think everyone should watch it," one person tweeted.
"Wtf!!!!! All the Bright Places made me cry harder than any movie I’ve ever seen. thank u @jenniferniven for the closure I've been waiting for since I was 15," commented another.
The film currently has a rating of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, but that's subject to change as more reviews pour in throughout the day.
All the Bright Places is now available for your viewing pleasure on Netflix Canada. You can check out the film's trailer below.