IF I STAY (2014): The Good & Bad Things

If I Stay (2014), Chloe Grace Moretz
If I Stay (2014), Chloe Grace Moretz

Directed by R.J. Cutler and based on a best selling book by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is the story of a teenage girl named Mia and played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who’s chasing her dreams of a career in music. All with the support of a loving boyfriend, family and friends.

Mia’s world is turned upside down after an accident leaves her and several other people in a bad way. Now stuck in a coma, Mia is faced with the most important decision of her life.

Though certainly not a perfect movie, there were parts that I enjoyed in If I Stay. Two of the best scenes featured Mia and her grandpa. Namely the scene where he talks to her in the car and the one when he’s in the hospital by her bedside.

If I Stay (2014), Jamie Blackley, Liana Liberato
If I Stay (2014), Jamie Blackley, Liana Liberato

Jamie Blackley’s performance as Adam, Liana Liberato in the role of the best friend and the actors playing Mia’s family are good. I did however find myself not entirely buying into the anguish portrayed by Moretz after the accident. Something to do with the absence of tears perhaps.

Did anyone else find themselves expecting Mia to be able to walk through people and walls in the hospital? She wasn’t technically a ghost so maybe it’s just me.

Watch If I Stay if you find yourself very curious indeed, especially since the concept is rather interesting.

Happy Film Loving


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