Written by Ben York Jones and Amy Reed, “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between” is directed by Michael Lewen in his feature film debut. Talia Ryder plays Clare in the movie, which is produced by Matt Kaplan, while Jordan Fisher plays Aidan. Before leaving for college, we’ve learned of couples making treaties to stay together, but what about pacts to split up?
It’s all about Clare and Aidan’s story. They had decided at the beginning of their relationship to split up before they left for college. They had a great time together while they were at school, but now that their relationship is coming to an end, they must decide what to do. Should they remain a unit or should they part ways? The heart of the movie is a really genuine conflict. People frequently reevaluate the conditions of their relationships when the long-range is an option. The protagonists in this movie experience comparable adversity. If you’re wondering whether this story is based on truth, we have the response.
Is the true story of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between?
No, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is based on a True Story. The movie is based on Jennifer E. Smith’s book of the same name rather than a real-life incident. The book was initially released in 2015. Smith had written a few YA books in the past, but each of those books explored the beginning of something hopeful, usually a relationship. She wanted to investigate the conclusion of something magnificent in Netflix “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between.” Right away, she observed, “It’s a deeper relationship, which implies more emotion, more baggage, and more intensity.”
Condensing a two-year relationship into a narrative that would enable readers to identify with and root for the characters proved to be difficult when writing this novel. In an Interview with Jennifer E. Smith by Caught Read Handed, she said, Honestly, I think a big part of it is that I don’t like to write bad guys. I prefer to let time and fate and circumstance be the obstacles in my stories. But I’m also fascinated by those same themes – time and distance, chance and serendipity – and so they’re a lot of fun for me to explore, and I tend to keep returning to them in different ways.
This strategy, in Smith’s opinion, also fosters a stronger bond between the audience and the characters. It almost doesn’t matter that you’re tracing your lives out across many years when you’re really in the moment with a character and present because you’re seeing a meaningful time in their life and watching how they react in these situations, as well as what they do at every crossroads. Because of the short amount of time, you merely get the impression that you are getting to know them, she explained.
Smith has the freedom to let the reader decide what happens to the characters because of the short amount of time. She likes to use ellipses instead of exclamation points to end her works. Leaving things open-ended allows readers to speculate about the characters’ futures, adding a more intimate touch to the “what if” scenarios that frequently show up in Smith’s works. Smith doesn’t want to classify her stories in that way, despite the fact that romance is their primary focus. “I don’t really consider my writings to be romance novels. The familial parts of the novels are incredibly important to me too, so I view them more as plain realistic fiction.
In “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between,” where the protagonists argue over a problem that frequently bedevils people in real life, the realism is on full display. The Aidan actor Jordan Fisher was drawn to this aspect of the book. He recognized that the significance of the story lay in the fact that it centers on a very genuine situation and found many of its parts to be relatable.
Someone once told me that the long process of having your book made into a film doesn’t truly feel real until you’re sitting in a movie theater with popcorn on your lap. Last night, eight years after it first got optioned, I finally had that moment. It was worth the wait! 🍿🎬💕 pic.twitter.com/pWrEkYVIos
— Jennifer E. Smith (@JenESmith) July 2, 2022
She added about the title, We had a tough time with the title on this one. It’s the first time in a while that I really couldn’t think of anything, and it took a very long time and a whole lot of brainstorming to get to HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. I absolutely love it, but it’s a little weird for me too since this is the first time I didn’t come up with one of my titles myself. My editor and her assistant thought of this one, and I’m very, very grateful to them. She continues, As for the cover, that was a fun process. The picture on this one is actually a real engagement photo, which I think makes it feel that much more realistic. I always feel really lucky to have the covers that I do, since I really love the style, but I think this one is particularly great.