“Five Feet Apart” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts.

What the significance of the title “Five Feet Apart”?

How does this movie introduce us to its protagonist, Stella Grant? What is she doing when we first see her? What sort of a sister, daughter, and friend is she? What are her hopes and dreams? What are her concerns and her fears? What things make her most likeable and relatable for us as an audience?

What does this movie say about love? How does one find love? What are the signs and symbols of love? How does love affect the people who feel it? Is love always a good thing? What challenges does love present for us?

“Five Feet Apart” is our last film in this series. How does it fit into our series? How does it compare and contrast to the other movies we’ve watched during the past month? And, finally, how does watching this movie during a pandemic affect our experience of it?

Published by Chuck Caruso

writer of dark fiction (crime, horror & western noir), literary & textual scholar (american gothic, noir, po-co, sf), and cultural critic

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