For those of you that think this movie only deserves 2 stars; how would you feel if you were born with a death sentence?
First off let me fill you in on what Cystic Fibrosis is in my everyday life. My parents were told when I was 6 y.o. I would not live to see my 18th birthday. I was sent out of the room when the Dr. told my parents, I knew something was up when they exited the Drs. office. A 6 y.o. child is not suppose to see both of his parents crying. That was my first day of diagnoses with 2 copies of inherited Delta F 508 genes that causes CF, (which by the way is the worse case combination). All of my childhood in and out of hospitals, some stays as long as 2 months. After 2 months of being in a hospital looking out the window in your room and seeing a caterpillar on the sidewalk is exciting, not to mention how boring hospital food can be after your first week. We as Cystic Fibrosis patients have approximately 24 years to do the things a person who lives to be75 years old gets to do in their lifetime. Why would anyone say anything bad about this movie? As a CF patient I would like to experience a small portion what a NORMAL person gets to experience in a lifetime. Is that a crime ? I don't expect a normal person to understand what it is like to be born with a death sentence on your head. Please people try and understand how our life is different, and don't criticize this movie until you have walked in our shoes. It is extremely difficult to live our life, everyday we fight in our mind, do I want to live another awful day filled with pain and pills , and people who don't understand, or is today the day I want to end my life. This illness is not curable, it is just treated on a day to day basis. Most doctors still do not understand exactly what CF is or how to treat it. That leaves CF patients still being treated as guinea pigs, is this new med going to work or is it going to make me feel worse. At this point, I'm not sure if the lack of knowledge about CF is worse than the lack of empathy for CF patients. I think this movie did a damn good job reproducing the life of a CF patient, the hospital scenes are identical to my many hospital stays! Two CF patients fell in love--so what's wrong with them wanting to have sex. Isn't that the norm these days? So sorry that some of you couldn't see past the love scenes to fully absorb the true message. CF patients long to have a normal life too! Simple, right? Well no, it's not that simple for us CF patients. I rest my case although I feel extremely disappointed at other reviews. Maybe if you take the time to educate yourselves, you would appreciate the movie for what is, a true & honest reflection of a CF patients' life.