The Sky Is Everywhere
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Release poster
Directed byJosephine Decker
Written byJandy Nelson
Based onThe Sky Is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson
Produced by
  • Josephine Decker
  • Denise Di Novi
  • Margaret French Isaac
  • Allison Rose Carter
Starring
CinematographyAva Berkofsky
Edited byLaura Zempel
Music byCaroline Shaw
Production
companies
  • A24
  • Di Novi Pictures
Distributed by
Release date
  • February 11, 2022 (2022-02-11)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Sky Is Everywhere is a 2022 American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Josephine Decker and written by Jandy Nelson, based on her novel of the same name.

It was released on February 11, 2022, by A24 and Apple TV+.

Plot

″Tucked among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s gargantuan roses, 17-year-old Lennie Walker, a radiant musical prodigy, struggles with overwhelming grief following the sudden loss of her older sister, Bailey. When Joe Fontaine, the charismatic new guy at school, enters Lennie’s life, she’s drawn to him. But Lennie’s complicated relationship with her sister’s devastated boyfriend, Toby, starts to affect Lennie and Joe’s budding love.[…]″ - A24 website[1]

Cast

Production

In August 2015, Warner Bros. Pictures acquired film adaptation rights to the book.[2] In October 2019, it was announced A24 and Apple TV+ would produce the film, with Josephine Decker directing, and Nelson writing the screenplay.[3] In July 2020, Grace Kaufman joined the cast of the film, in the lead role of Lennie.[4] In September 2020, Jason Segel and Cherry Jones joined the cast of the film.[5] In October 2020, Jacques Colimon joined the cast of the film.[6] In January 2021, Ji-young Yoo joined the cast of the film.[7] Principal photography began in Eureka, California in October 2020.[8] Filming concluded on November 22, 2020.[9]

Release

It was released on February 11, 2022.[10]

Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 65% of 54 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The website's consensus reads, "The Sky Is Everywhere never quite scales the heights of profundity to which it aspires, but star Grace Kaufman proves a perfect fit for director Josephine Decker's vision."[11] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 66 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[12]

References

  1. ^ https://a24films.com/films/the-sky-is-everywhere, accessed 22 August 2022
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (August 27, 2015). "Warner Bros. Options Hot YA Book 'Sky Is Everywhere' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Galuppo, Mia (October 17, 2019). "Apple, A24 Set Second Feature With 'The Sky Is Everywhere' Adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 20, 2020). "Grace Kaufman Lands Lead In Apple and A24 Pic 'The Sky Is Everywhere'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 23, 2020). "Cherry Jones And Jason Segel Join Apple And A24 Pic 'The Sky Is Everywhere'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 30, 2020). "'The Society' Star Jacques Colimon Joins Apple And A24's 'The Sky Is Everywhere'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  7. ^ Day-Ramos, Dino (January 14, 2021). "Ji-young Yoo Joins Apple And A24's 'The Sky Is Everywhere'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Burns, Ryan (October 5, 2020). "Movie Co-Starring Jason Segel Filming in Humboldt Through Thanksgiving". Lost Coast Outpost. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  9. ^ @jandynelson (November 22, 2020). "Guess what, my friends?! It's a wrap! THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE movie is shot and I think it's going to be amazing! This is a dance sequence for one of Lennie's poems! Bailey, in the red dress, is the incredible Havana Rose Liu" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (January 10, 2022). "First look at YA drama The Sky is Everywhere 'embraces imperfect feelings' about grief and love". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  11. ^ "The Sky Is Everywhere". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  12. ^ "The Sky Is Everywhere". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved February 12, 2022.