The three of us liked the concept. Mixing fantasy with reality, but honestly, I didn't like what it made Maddy's mother look like in the end.
Maddy loved giving spoilers so I wonder if I should give some too. Let me see if I do so along the way.
She's really very beautiful, but she looked so healthy that I thought that she was miscast or something. It was explained that she exercised a lot and in the end you would say to yourself, "Oh, that's why she was the one chosen..."
This is Amandla Stenberg's(Rue of Hunger Games is a grown woman now)movie and she was so pleasing to look at. Yes, I thought of John Travolta(Boy in the Plastic Bubble) when I saw the trailer and thought to myself is the story going to be the same, except that she's a girl. Yes, I also thought of all those tragic movies(DYING YOUNG, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS plus those Korean TV series and tons of local ones), but I really like how light this movie was presented by the director, Stella Meghie and the screenwriter, J. Mills Goodloe.
I liked the relationship Maddy had with her nurse, Carla(played by Ana De la Reguera who looks a bit like Paz Vega of Spanglish) and her daughter, Rosa.
I liked that Maddy was "prettier" than the "pretty boy" next-door, but I agree with one of the critics(below) that Olly was underwritten(not in anyway connected with insurance policies).
Times are really changing. The ones in the upper crusts are...
I think I like this change, but I don't think everyone does.
THE OPINION OF THE EXPERTS(chosen ones---the ones that liked it):