The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. "Sick teen" dramedy promotes communication, friendship. | Rating: 2.5/4 Hope is charismatic, compassionate, well-spoken, but when she finds out she's not dying, she becomes increasingly selfish and superficial (and ends up getting called on it). At school, Hope benefits from special considerations from both teachers and fellow students, including popular queen bee Zoe (Lauren Giraldo). "It's like cancer is all about the attention for you," Sarah tells Hope in a much-needed confrontation scene. © Common Sense Media. Be the first to review this title. A few insults: "wanker," "stupid," "pathetic," "desperate," "loser," "fraud," "jerks," "ew.". comedy, There are no featured audience reviews for Hope Springs Eternal at this time. Her cancer is gone! Finally she tries to make things right with her best friends after their fights. MacBook laptop, mentions of The Fault in Our Stars, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and other cancer-themed movies and books. Don't have an account? ... awkwardly transitions between lighthearted comedy and more serious drama, relying on contrivances along the way. Read Hope Springs Eternal reviews from kids and teens on Common Sense Media. Despite centering on the very iffy idea that anyone would rather die from cancer than deal with the uncertainty of life, this teen dramedy ultimately turns clichés around. A funny, occasionally poignant "Fault in Our Stars" send-up that's too short for its own good. I think Hope is an unrealistic cancer patient. Hope also has Kai (Beau Brooks), a cool Australian boyfriend she "brought back" from her Make-A-Wish trip Down Under, and a considerable number of well-wishers. Why does Hope glamorize dying young? Families can talk about the popularity of "sick teens/kids" stories. But living without an "expiration date" wasn't in Hope's plans, so she pretends to still be sick to maintain the identity -- and special considerations -- she's become used to. And in the end, the movie does promote positive messages about life, friendship, and parent-teen communication. |. | Fresh (7) Our ratings are based on child development best practices. HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL follows terminally ill teen Hope Gracin (Mia Rose Frampton), who's been living with cancer for years and uses social media to amplify her story about being a "kid with cancer." Mean girls push one girl so her books tip, and in another scene they force a girl's phone to fall on the floor. See our. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. She decides to hide it from everyone except her best friends. but she only looked like she was tired from a cold, not like she has cancer.

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