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Based on a True Story, Disney+'s New Biopic Clouds Shows the Importance of Living in the Moment

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Clouds illustrates that it's OK to be vulnerable or emotional in life.
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Based on a true story, Disney+'s new drama, Clouds, will certainly elicit some tears from even the most stoic viewer. Geared towards young adults, the movie details the life of Zach Sobiech, an outgoing teenager from Saint Paul, MN, who died of osteosarcoma — a type of bone cancer — on May 20, 2013, at 18 years old.

A talented musician who was beloved by friends and family, he wrote a song called "Clouds" that topped the Billboard charts in 2013. Although Zach had been through 24 rounds of chemotherapy in his lifetime, Clouds centers on the period after doctors told his family that he only had one year to live. Chock-full of incredible music and deeply touching moments, director Justin Baldoni illustrates the importance of living every day like there's no tomorrow.

Starring Fin Argus as Zach, we see how he grapples with mortality as well as how his inner circle makes sense of Zach's terminal diagnosis during his senior year of high school. A beautiful tribute to Zach's life — who clearly touched millions of hearts with his music — the film is based on a memoir written by Zach's mom, Laura, called Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way.

Given the content of Clouds, it's no surprise you'll want to grab a few boxes of tissues before queueing it up for family movie night. Scroll ahead to see what else parents should know.

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