Episode #293: Bright Places Will Guide You Home

Jess and Kendyl cover the film All the Bright Places (2020), how it played with audience focus and expectations, and how fixing someone else doesn’t fix you.

Trigger warning: Just like the novel, this episode contains discussion of suicide, depression, mental illness, abuse, grief, and death. Please, keep yourself safe and skip this episode if these topics could be harmful to you. If you do proceed, please keep in mind that we are in no way mental health experts.

All the Bright Places (2020)

  • Written by Jennifer Niven and Liz Hannah
  • Directed by Brett Haley
  • Starring Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Keegan-Michael Key, and Luke Wilson
  • Based on the novel by Jennifer Niven, covered on episode #292

Question of the Week: For those that didn’t read the book, when did you realize this story was actually more about Finch? When did you realize it wasn’t going to have a happy ending? And for everyone, what was your take away from the ending? Was it too much about Violet?

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