Friday, June 10, 2016

Paper Towns (2015)

Director: Jake Schreier

Stars: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith

Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship and true love.

This is a review of the movie and not the book. This movie was about young love and obsession. I mean this poor young man was in love with the same girl his whole life, but never really did he do anything about it. He just stared at her from afar. On the day that she wanted he to go and mess some stuff up, he has no problem being her little tag along. Then when she just ups and disappears leaving these odd clues all over town, he just grabs his nerdy friends, and they all go look for her many hours away. He is kind of a sad teenager, but many young people are like that.

The story for the movie needed some work, but it really did have promise. The acting and some of the cast was the biggest problem of the movie. It was just flat. Cara Delevingne was just there in her part. It was just something that did not set well with me as her as the character. I thought it should have been someone prettier with a bit of a dark mean streak to her. She was more plain Jane than anything else. The rest of the cast was just dull and there.

This was not a movie that I could have ever looked back on my life and understood what the characters were going though. I just could not relate at all. It is a movie that is worth watching once, but that is all that I would give it. Enjoy.

Paper Towns (2015) Trailer

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