Clouds Review

The new film Clouds is perfectly harmless, which feels almost required to mention up-front. The true story on which the film is based, derived from an online phenomenon, feels like it belongs to a different era of the Internet, when people could spend a day or two on social media focusing on nothing more than a feel-good story. And those involved in the making of the film have uniquely close ties to the subject of the story, a teenage boy stricken with cancer who turned his terminal illness into a way to provide inspiration to others through song. Clouds is nice and well-meaning, but also very much like its title, wispy and transparent and easy to look past.

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clouds trailer

A young man sings about clouds in the upcoming Disney+ feature release, Clouds, a much more moving biographical drama than its logline suggests. Fin Argus stars as Zach Sobiech, a musically gifted teenager living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, who writes a wildly popular song that cements his legacy. Watch the Clouds trailer below.

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clouds movie

In a surprising move, Clouds, a film that was originally supposed to be released theatrically by Warner Bros., will now go straight to Disney+. Moving a film from theaters to streaming isn’t the surprising part – we’re seeing a lot of that these days. But it’s curious that Warners would sell this off to another streaming service when they have their own streaming service – HBO Max – ready to launch this month.

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