Not a film you see ‘every day’

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Official “Every Day” poster; also the cover for the accompanying novel.

Official “Every Day” poster; also the cover for the accompanying novel.

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Official “Every Day” poster; also the cover for the accompanying novel.

Emma Schiller, Writer

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The concept of “Every Day” is fascinating: a spirit called “A” wakes up in a different body every morning and falls in love with one girl, 16-year-old Rhiannon. As “A” struggles with the morality of messing with other people’s lives for the sake of consistency, Rhiannon realizes that love transcends gender and race.

This film easily sets itself apart from others of its kind with more than just its creative plot. It has meaning. It enforces ideas of diversity and asks questions that are contemplated but are rarely asked. Rhiannon loves “A,” regardless of whether the body inhabited that day is male, female, short, tall, fat, or skinny. Rhiannon proves again and again that her love is unconditional, and audiences will connect with that sentiment.

Based on the best-selling novel by David Levithan, “Every Day” stays true to its literary roots. However, lovers of the book may be perplexed to find that some of the bodies “A” inhabits are missing from the movie. Who “A” wakes up as each day helps characterize him/her; for example, “A” wakes up in the body of a suicidal girl and saves her life. Some of these central characters and ideas are simplified in the film for the sake of time, leaving room to wonder whether the book might have been better adapted as a mini series.

One idea that may be difficult for audiences to grasp is that the main character is constantly represented by different actors. The lack of consistency built into this story is somewhat confusing on screen, and perhaps that makes it better as a book than a movie. That being said, the actors who played “A” did a fantastic job of creating a persona who is recognizable, even in different bodies.

Overall, “Every Day” is a unique film that tackles important issues, but seems to ask more questions than it answers. Although the cast is engaging and the soundtrack is lovely, it almost feels unresolved by its ending.

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