I caught this on tv last night which was surprising considering it's an independent film that isn't even very well known in the cult movie culture, or least I haven't heard anyone talk about it. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you watching it.
The story is primarily about a girl, who up til her senior year of college, believed everything in the world should be beautiful and perfect. She had the most "perfect" life - most appreciated sorority sister, jock boyfriend and socialite parents. It's all very surreal and it has a strange sense of 50s superficiality. There's no time frame for the movie either since the clothing and hair are very much retro but the references are from the last few years so it's a nice mix of timelines. So, all in all, her life changes when she meets the boy she's paired up with to train for a challenged sports event. I haven't figured out what disease he had but that's not the point. It's far from cheesy, I hate anything that's even slightly predictable or corny and yes, this movie has a bit of those elements but it's so sincere that I couldn't help but overlook those things.
And yes, it's a love story. Aren't they all? Just watch it. :)