Written by Kara Holden, ‘Clouds’ is a musical drama that is available on Disney Plus for streaming. The movie is based on a true story written by Laura Sobiech. Laura is the mother of the real-life Zach Sobiech, a teenage boy who inspired to be a world-class singer. The book was published 3 months after Zach’s death and the story sure has a lot to say. Patrick Kopka and Casey La Scala went on to approach Laura asking if she was interested in it to be adapted into a movie.
In 2016, Warner Bros. announced the project and everyone started working on the story. In 2019, the production completed the movie and scheduled for a theatrical release. However, the movie had to be put off due to the pandemic. On 14th May, 2020 Disney Plus bought the rights for the movie from Warner Bros. The movie was released on 16th October, 2020 and is available for streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. The movie stars Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Iseman, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Everett Scott, and Neve Campbell.
@GraceRandolph Are you going to review the new Disney+ movie Clouds? It is so good and definitely worth the watch!
— Justin Bocci (@justin_bocci) October 21, 2020
— Movie/TV Talk and Reviews (@MovieTVTalkand1) October 20, 2020
okay movie review time: CLOUDS
IT WAS A REALLY GOOD MOVIE BUT I CRIED FIFTEEN TIMES WATCHING IT 😭
— maddie the baddie 👻 (@SEAVEYSGOLBROCK) October 18, 2020
What is the movie ‘Clouds’ about?
Its plot revolves around Zach Sobiech, a guy who realizes he has cancer. The cancer turns out to be terminal. So, the doctor tells him that he only has a few months left to live after which he starts questioning his existence. Zach aspires to be a singer who is famous all around the world. He, along with his best friend Sammy ends up writing songs and uploads it on YouTube. The video starts gaining a lot of views and people start to interview them after they hit fame. Zach decides that he will make the most of the time he has left and will release a music album.
Many critics have said that the movie kind of reminds them of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ where teenagers have to address their own death knowing that they do not have much time left but they still try to make the most out of life. The movie is worth watching because of the performance and musicality. Zach’s teacher gives out some inspirational quotes making everyone understand the purpose of survival. The movie makes the audience teary-eyed as Zach’s story comes out as an inspiration for many. The movie is quite simple and also focuses on religious faith showing Zach’s mother depending upon God for his survival. The final scene will surely get you choked up.
Everything you need to know about the real-life Zach Sobiech:
Zach started playing guitar in his childhood and used to write songs. He was only 14 years old when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Releasing numerous songs on YouTube, he started gaining popularity. One of the songs Clouds was a massive success which gave him the attention of many. Justin Baldoni released a documentary with him titled ‘My Last Days’. In 2013, Zach passed away after which his song ‘Clouds’ was trending on number 1 on iTunes. His family also started Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund where they started raising money for kids with similar conditions. The organization is still active and has not only helped many financially but also have started creating a drug for treatment. They are working to give better and safer treatments for others.
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