Every Day Movie review


J.P. Grattan

Marissa Werner reviews new movie ‘Every Day.’

Originally written by David Levithan in 2012, Every Day has evolved from ink on the pages to a major movie on the big screens. The story revolves around ‘A,’ a spirit who wakes up in a different body everyday and A’s love interest, Rhiannon. The wide variety of characters and messages drew in huge crowds in theaters.

Plot (2/5):

A meets Rhiannon while they are in her boyfriend’s body while they are having a hard time in their relationship. A takes her to the beach and seems to rekindle the fire between them. After one or two more body changes who are in the same area as Rhiannon, A decides to tell her the truth after living a life of pretending to be someone she isn’t. As expected, Rhiannon doesn’t believe A, but after multiple meetings, she starts to fall in love. From then on, A makes Rhiannon go out of her way to see her, making her ditch school or skip studying for her test, causing a hassle around her family and friends. If their love is so strong for each other, why doesn’t A understand Rhiannon has other things to worry about? A finally lands in the body of a very nice boy that Rhiannon goes to school with and decides she would be with him because A cannot see a future she deserves with Rhiannon. While this is all happening Rhiannon has barely talked to her best friend and shows a quick scene where she is forgiven but never tells her what happens.  

Characters (5/5):

The characters vary through a wide range of cultures, personalities, appearances, and genders. A takes the body of 16 different individuals throughout the movie, from characters being suicidal, being shy and hiding their intelligence, being super smart, or having red hair. All characters ranged in sizes and shapes and were all loved by Rhiannon. Rhiannon’s family also had their unique struggles together, but between her parents and sister, major character growth was seen from the beginning to the end.   

Message (4/5):

So many different messages and lessons were showed throughout the film. A major one was change. A changed everyday into a new body, but that didn’t mean Rhiannon didn’t love her or how her family slowly started changing for better. They expressed how change didn’t have to be bad and that great things can come of it. Another message puts a big emphasis on love and how it doesn’t matter what you look like or what size or shape you are, people will love you for what’s on the inside not the outside. A was always on the inside of these people and Rhiannon loved A even though she never saw A’s face. However, throughout the movie Rhiannon had physically connections with the host bodies of only males. There is a scene when A is a female classmate and they do kiss, but only after permission is given that is not there when A is in a male.

Overall (11/15): With great characters and messages, the film did poorly in smoothly going from one scene to the next and it ended up being choppy and they squeezed in everything in a short amount of time. Rhiannon also stopped communicating with her friends and most importantly, her best friend. They have a quick talk and her best friend forgives her, but that also gives the wrong message that you should always follow the one you love and not your best friend. Rhiannon had family troubles and always had her best friend with her, but then drops her so fast. It takes away from how important the people who care about you are. The deepness of what Every Day is trying to tell people is still clear but is backed up by very poor details.