A traveling, disembodied soul named “A” wakes up in the body of different teenagers each day. A is used to this kind of lifestyle, but his life changes its course when he meets a girl and unintentionally falls in love with her.
The film adaptation of Every Day was first announced in June 2017, when MGM optioned the book for a feature film. During its run, the film earned a total of $9.6 million against a production budget of $4.9 million. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave Every Day an approval rating of 63%. The website’s consensus criticized the film’s poor storytelling of the premise but commended the life that the talented cast brought to film. On Metacritic, the film gained a mixed response with an average score of 52/100. Market research firm CinemaScore’s poll of the film’s audiences resulted in an average grade of B+. While the film has earned a mixed or average reception, the novel has won great acclaim from critics. Susan Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times noted that the book entertainingly challenges typical gender presumptions. Frank Bruni of The New York Times commended Levithan’s empathic talents, saying that it is paired with a persuasive positivity about happiness and true love. Chelsey Philpot of The Boston Globe commented that the ending is abrupt and leaves the readers wanting for more. She added that A gives us an idea of how to be the same person but in a different body.
about the movie
Every Day is a 2018 American romantic fantasy film based on David Levithan’s 2012 novel of the same name. It follows a traveling soul who falls in love with a 16-year-old girl. It was directed by Michael Sucsy from a screenplay written by Jesse Andrews. It stars Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan, and Maria Bello.