Based on Carley Allison’s true story, Kiss and Cry is a canadian movie directed by Sean Cisterna. It premiered on february 10th, 2017, starring Sarah Fisher as Carley Allison and Luke Bilyk as John Servinis.
Synopsis (from IMDb): A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.
As a huge fan of Degrassi I had to watch this movie but I wasn’t expecting such an inspiring story that got me in tears all the time.
The main character (Carley) never lose faith, her smile was shinny no matter the situation. She has the charisma that make you love her and connect with her, she also have a soul that express all her feelings. I felt every feeling of her, since the moment she felt her dreams slipping away to those moments when hope was the only thing around.
Her family and friends were always by her side, but John (Luke Bilyk) shows his love standing by her side since day 1, he fought with her and for her. Carley was in a situation when anyone would run away but he didn’t. He cheered her up, gave her strenght and loved her in so many ways you can’t even imagine.
Hearbroke. Inspiring. Sadness. Joy… All in once. This story is a light in people’s darkness because Carley fought against cancer for two years and in all that time she never gave up, her smile was there all the time, she went trough painfull situations, all she ever worked for was fading, but everyday she was giving thanks for being alive and for having incredible people around. She’s the prove that no matter the bad situations you have to get up and keep fighting, being positive is the secret.
The movie has enough spark (magic) to keep you following every detail, it makes you participant of her story and there’s a scene that I’m sure will break your heart ’cause you can feel her pain (even in that moment she was smiling). There’s no chance you could get bored with this one. Another positive element in the story is when Carley breaks the fourth wall to talk with us to express her feelings at the moment.
This movie deserves… ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (out of five). I also wish every each of you get the chance to watch this movie, if you do please have a tissues box in case you cry a lot (like I did).
If you watch it without knowing the background, let me tell you that this is inspired in a true story. Carley was a figure skater and a singer who became famous for posting music covers on Youtube, she also posted her personal battle story on her blog. She passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 19 after two years battling with a rare cancer for two years. Now you can find Carley’s Angels: “a Canadian foundation, dedicated to financially helping Canadian families with children in need of life-saving cancer treatments and therapies”. You can donate to the foundation and also know more about Carley.
*Sarah Fisher was Carley’s best friend in real life, they were aspiring singers in high school.
**The movie is avaible on Netflix and other online plattforms