The dreamy young-adult romance "Everything, Everything" has the perfect scenario for angst-ridden teens everywhere: a beautiful young girl, locked away in the modern equivalent of Rapunzel's tower, believing that falling in love could literally kill her.
Maddy Whittier, played by Amandla Stenberg, is 18 years old, and since she was a baby she has lived in her antiseptic Los Angeles home. She is visited only by her mother, Pauline (Anika Noni Rose), who is also her doctor; her nurse, Carla (Ana de la Reguera); and Carla's college-bound daughter, Rosa (Danube R. Hermosillo).
The reason for Maddy's imprisonment is that she has been diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare condition that leaves her unable to fight off even the mildest viruses and bacteria. Outside her immaculate home, protected by HEPA filters and irradiated clothing, she believes she would die.