«Ways to Live Forever» shows it’s possible to make an upbeat movie about a 12-year-old dying of leukemia
“Ways to Live Forever” shows it’s possible to make an upbeat movie about a 12-year-old dying of leukemia if you focus on the kid and not the disease. Lively, entertaining and well made, pic is thankfully neither mawkish nor grueling, though its refusal to confront some of the harsher realities of its dramatic situation does leave it feeling somewhat bland. “Forever” deserves to find an aud beyond the fanbase of the bestseller on which it’s based, but much will depend on whether the marketing can emphasize the feel-good factor.
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