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Every Day also known as “Cada día,” “A Cada Dia,” “Den co den,” “Kazdego dnia,” “Nap nap után,” “Zi dupa zi,” “Κάθε μέρα μια άλλη μέρα,” «Всеки ден»

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for thematic content, language, teen drinking, and suggestive material.
Offensive—Not Recommended
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Young Adults
Genre:
Romance Fantasy Drama Adaptation
Length:
1 hr. 35 min.
Year of Release:
2018
USA Release:
February 23, 2018 (wide—1,667 theaters)
DVD: June 5, 2018
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Relevant Issues
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GAY—What’s wrong with being Gay? Answer
Homosexual behavior versus the Bible: Are people born Gay? Does homosexuality harm anyone? Is it anyone’s business? Are homosexual and heterosexual relationships equally valid?

What about Gays needs to change? Answer
It may not be what you think.

What does the Bible say about same sex marriages? Answer

Read stories about those who have struggled with homosexuality

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Featuring: Angourie Rice … Rhiannon / A
Justice Smith … Justin / A
Jeni Ross … Amy / A
Lucas Jade Zumann … Nathan / A
Rory McDonald … David / A
Katie Douglas … Megan / A
Jacob Batalon … James / A
Ian Alexander … Vic / A
Sean Jones … George / A
Colin Ford … Xavier / A
Jake Sim … Michael / A
Nicole Law … Kelsea / A
Karena Evans … Hannah / A
Owen Teague … Alexander / A
Hannah Alissa Richardson … Katie / A
Maria BelloLindsey
Michael Cram … Nick
Debby Ryan … Jolene
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Director: Michael Sucsy—“The Vow” (2012)
Producer: Gero Bauknecht
Daniel Bekerman
Claudia Bluemhuber
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Distributor: Distributor: Orion Pictures. Trademark logo.
Orion Pictures

“Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.”

Angourie Rice appears as Rhiannon, a sweet 16-year-old high school girl who falls in love with someone that can only be identified as a spirit. It calls itself “A,” and “A” wakes up every day in a different teen’s body. Yesterday “A” was a girl, today “A” might be a boy, and tomorrow—who knows? “A” possesses the person and lives his or her life for 24 hours, and, as “A” says, “tries not to mess anything up for them.” (Sort of like “always leave a place better than when you found it.”)

The complication comes in when “A” confesses to Rhiannon that it loves her. But how will they spend a life together? Will “A” wake up in a man’s body tomorrow, or a woman’s? This is a conundrum facing “A” and Rhiannon, who want to always be together, but how? Some of the people “A” possesses, and who Rhiannon interacts with, are teen boys, girls, gay, gender-confused, and straight. But always she must keep in mind that it is really not Justin or Kelsea, James, George, or Vic that she is speaking with, but it is the kind and thoughtful “A” who is controlling that person’s mind and body.

The film shows restraint in that there is little nudity or blatant sexual situations, (though sex is implied twice) and there are no “F” bombs. However, there is plenty of crude language, especially from Rhiannon’s older potty-mouth sister, i.e. “b*lls”, “a*s, sh*t, God d*mn, p*ss, etc. And there are crude references from guys such as “Are you on your period or what?” and “Slut.”

Homeschooling is presented in a negative light, “It feels like a prison,” and the homeschool mom comes across in an unfavorable way.

Rhiannon kisses “A” several times in the film, both when “A” shows up as a girl and as a boy. A couple of characters identify themselves as Gay, while homosexuality is implied in two other characters. “Every Day” depicts homosexuality as normal, making no effort to hide it or to present it as an undesirable, or sinful, lifestyle choice.

“Every Day” is an imaginative fantasy film about diverse teenagers, living in confusing times—depicting characters who greatly need Biblical answers.

From the viewpoint of a church youth leader, this is fertile ground for discussions about…

  • sin—discerning right and wrong
  • avoiding potentially tempting sexual situations (Rhiannon is frequently alone with “A” when it possesses a boy’s body)
  • homosexuality
  • gender confusion
  • respecting parents (Rhiannon’s relationships with both her parents are strained)
  • compassion for family members (Rhiannon is angry with her father for not being a good provider, which makes it necessary for her mom to spend so much time working long hours away from the family to support them)
  • use of crude language and swearing (many times Rhiannon exclaims “Oh my G*d!”)
  • what the Bible would say about cutting classes (which Rhiannon does frequently in order to be with “A”)
  • suicide (“A” possesses the body of a troubled girl who is planning to take her life.)
  • judging people (The Bible does not say we are never to judge, but we are to make judgment calls based on godly righteous judgment.)
  • possession by a spirit

“Every Day” is adapted from a 2012 young-adult novel by David Levithan, who won two Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) in 2003 and 2006. The Lammys celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, known for publishing “edgy” material for young adults.

  • Violence: Minor
  • Profane language: Moderate
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Moderate
  • Nudity: None— • Girl taking shower with “A” occupying her body and “A” looking down at her nude body (not explicit) • Girl in bra • Shirtless male • Boy and girl in bad partially unclothed (sex implied)
  • Sex: Moderate— • Repeated kissing (boy and girl, girl and girl) • Boy asks girl to come over to his house to fool around • Boy and girl in bed together • Boy tells Rhiannon she’s looking sexy and kisses her, and invites her to his place to fool around. When she turns him down, he gets angry and asks if she is having her period again. She responds that she already had it, “Congratulations, you’re not a father.” • “You know what else has antioxidants? Your balls.” • You look pretty today says “A” (inhabiting Rhiannon), Jolene responds, “So do your balls.” • Boy says he’s “a butt guy” • Etc.
Editor’s comments: Be wary of truth and seeming love, mixed with confusion, sin and subtle deceptions. We are living in a time when proponents of homosexuality are making frequent, organizied and well-financed efforts to bring their viewpoints into full global acceptance through creative mainstream entertainment—popular television series, theatrical films, books and magazines. Through various means, “Every Day” attempts to make this worldview attractive and normalize homosexuality as well as so-called “gender confusion.”

This is certainly NOT an openly perverse Gay sex film, nor is it really a film about being Gay per se, but it is a LGBQT message-film authored by a Gay novelist with a purpose. In an effort to increase the size of its potential audience and effectiveness, “Every Day” carefully and wisely avoids any blatant R or NC-17 rated content. The approach here is more subtle, poignant, confusing and seductive in design—seemingly wholesome, guileless and benign, but nonetheless subversive—a clear attempt to capture the minds and emotions of a larger number of young people to the LGBQT worldview—and, at the very least, to coax viewers to become more fully accepting. Expect many more films and TV shows with similar aims during 2018.

As the reviewer mentions, the writer of the novel Every Day is well-experienced and successful in this effort. David Levithan is a prolific, award-winning Gay author with a special focus on young adults. He has written “numerous works featuring strong male Gay characters,” including the Gay-worldview novels Boy Meets Boy (2003), Two Boys Kissing (2013), Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Wide Awake and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He also edited the anthology The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Other Identities.

Helpful answers

What is SEXUAL IMMORALITY? Answer

SEXUAL LUST—Why does God strongly warn us about it? Answer

For a follower of Christ, what is LOVE—a feeling, an emotion, or an action? Answer

TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

PURITY—Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

What about Gays needs to change? Answer
It may not be what you think.

GAY—What’s wrong with being Gay? Answer

Read stories about those who have struggled with homosexuality

What is SIN? Answer

How can I know what is RIGHT and WRONG? Answer

How can I discern whether a particular activity is WRONG? Answer

TEMPTATIONS—How can I deal with temptations? Answer

CONSEQUENCES—What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

What is GOODNESS? Answer

What is RIGHTEOUSNESS? Answer

In the real world, when a spirit being possesses a human body, what is this called? See demoniac / demon possession

What is THE FEAR OF THE LORD? Answer


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Secular Movie Critics
…breaks barriers and embraces diversity… [3/4]
Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
…speaks toward the truth that appearances—including one's race and gender—shouldn't matter in love and relationships. …more ambitious than your average teen romance, which only makes it all the more disappointing that it simply remains an average teen romance. …
Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times
…its story can't rise above a series of increasingly problematic plot machinations. …packs timely message about acceptance, but buries it under creepy plot twists…
Kate Erbland, IndieWire
…Maybe in David Levithan’s Young Adult bestseller Every Day, the premise is better explained, the twists and turns don’t seem so outlandish, the melodramatic adolescent soliloquies resonate as they’re intended. On the screen, though, “Every Day”…hampered by problematic execution. And it raises several questions it never answers in satisfying fashion, leading to a conclusion that will elicit not just head-scratching but unintentional hilarity. … [2]
Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com
…remains stuck in a stubborn rut somewhere between confusing and snooze-inducingy… This first release by the newly resurrected Orion Pictures might play well with a female audience too young for “Fifty Shades Freed,” but most others will likely shut their eyes tightly and wish they woke up in a different theater. …
Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reportr
Comments from non-viewers
Negative—Clearly this film is a tool used to propagate the LGBT liberal agenda. And they try to rationally justify this by making up a ridiculous scenario which doesn’t even make sense. They try to make it seem possible for a human soul to freely move from body to body, however it wants to do just so that the message of “equality” can fester into the world of our youths. They also suggest that said soul can feel sexual love, even though that particular type of feeling is generating solely from bodily flesh and brain—NOT from the human soul.

A tool to spread the wicked lie of homosexual normality. That’s basically all this movie is.
“Every Day”? More like, “Every Gay”…

…this film is obviously being used as a method of programming teens and other youths into viewing the unGodly homosexual lifestyle as something completely normal, and not something that is strictly forbidden by God Himself.

Second, there is no logic in this film/book/story. The creators are basically saying that a spirit entity can feel sexual attraction, when in reality, sexual feeling is derived solely from an earthly body, and is completely separate from a person’s spirit and soul. Also, the creators are acknowledging the idea that a human soul can incarnate into different bodies and hosts at will, when the Bible tells us that once we leave our earthly shells. There is no going back.

This story is disgusting and makes absolutely no sense—logically nor Biblically.
—Johnny, age 23
Negative