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Clouds (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Although its emotional swings occasionally miss, Clouds soars higher than most young adult films -- and proves director Justin Baldoni's mastery behind the camera.

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Inspired by an incredible true story, "Clouds" is a poignant and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life and a testament to what can happen when you start to live as if each day might be your last. Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus) is a fun-loving high school student with raw musical talent living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At the start of his senior year, he is ready to take on the world, however when he receives the news that the disease has spread, he and his best friend and songwriting partner, Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter), decide to spend Zach's limited time following their dreams. With the help of Zach's mentor and teacher, Mr. Weaver (Lil Rel Howery), Zach and Sammy are given the chance of a lifetime and are offered a record deal. Along with the support of the love of his life, Amy (Madison Iseman) and his parents, Rob and Laura (Tom Everett Scott and Neve Campbell); Zach embarks on an unforgettable journey about friendship, love and the power of music.

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Fin Argus
as Zach Sobiech
Lil Rel Howery
as Mr. Weaver
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

Big on hugs and scant on plot, the gentle, hazy script is jolted by dramatic moments that are quickly ushered away unresolved as if to shrug, that's life.

October 20, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

"Clouds" has all the makings of a profound and powerful heart-tugger. So why isn't it more wholly moving and cathartic?

October 17, 2020 | Full Review…

This film is particularly perceptive on the issue of what it means to try to be 'normal' under excruciatingly painful circumstances.

October 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Clouds continues to prove that director Justin Baldoni has a real passion and knack for sharing challenging true stories while honoring the real people and inspiring others in the process.

October 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] sweet, smoothed-over biopic of teenage singer-songwriter Zach Sobiech, who died aged 18 of cancer, shortly after scoring the viral folk-pop hit that lends the film its title.

October 14, 2020 | Full Review…
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"Clouds" keeps its focus squarely on the ground from start to finish, and it soars that much higher for it.

October 13, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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