Did Netflix’s movie need to end like that?

Violet (Elle Fanning) and Finch (Justice Smith) have a connection in Netflix's new YA adaptation "All the Bright Places."

Spoiler warn! We are speaking about plot factors in “All the Shiny Locations.” If you really do not want to know what comes about, make sure you occur back again after you have read the Jennifer Niven guide or viewed the Netflix movie.

When it arrives to YA (younger grownup) movies, numerous of the teenage protagonists in no way make it to adulthood. 

“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Maze Runner,” “Divergent,” “The Starvation Games,” “The Despise U Give” and “Five Feet Apart” are just a sampling of YA adaptations from the last 10 years in which a main character doesn’t survive the movie. And if you have to pick 1 YA title that includes dying, chances are the controversial series “13 Motives Why,” about a teen who requires her have lifestyle and details why, arrives to intellect. The show received so significantly backlash about its portrayal of suicide that Netflix deleted a death scene and added a disclaimer that “13 Explanations” “could possibly not be proper” for specific viewers.

But Netflix just isn’t shying absent from bringing another weighty YA e-book for the display: “All the Brilliant Destinations” is streaming Friday. 

** Reminder: Spoilers are ahead. This is your very last probability to bail if you never want to know. **

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“All the Bright Places” is tailored from Niven’s well-known 2015 YA novel, co-created for the display by Liz Hannah and directed by Brett Haley. It dreamily telegraphs the romance of Violet (Elle Fanning, who also creates) and Finch (Justice Smith), classmates who are battling distinctly different inner turmoils. He’s working with an unidentified mental illness, and she’s having difficulties to transfer on just after the dying of her sister. 

And, as you now effectively know, 1 of them will not make it via the movie.

Author Jennifer Niven, actress Elle Fanning, director Brett Haley and actor Justice Smith attend the Netflix premiere of "All the Bright Places."

But did “Bright Places” have to include things like a (alternatively ambiguous) guide character death?

The limited response, say filmmakers, is yes – both equally to continue to be real to the book and to explain to the most helpful tale. 

Finch’s demise is open-ended, even a lot more so in the motion picture than the e-book, but here’s what we know: He goes lacking with his apparel strewn on rocks in close proximity to a lake. The implication is that he has drowned, either purposely (potentially with rocks, as did Virginia Woolf, the writer whose existence looms significant in the book), or unintentionally (he’s held his breath for a terrifying-very long time earlier, and it’s possible this time stayed underneath too long). 

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