Paper Towns (2015)

Director: Jake Schreier
Based off the novel Paper Towns written by John Green
Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, and more.

‘Paper Towns’ Trailer

When novels transfer to the big screen one of two things happen with hardly any in between occurring. 1. The audience is in love with the adaptation and it becomes a staple in their memory as one of their favorite films, especially to those who read the actual novel and it is dear to their hearts… 2. The audience despises the adaptation, leaves their theater in an absolute uproar, and the author and director have to bunker themselves in a cave from the legions of fans they have wronged. Okay that may be dramatic but I feel like many would be familiar to the feeling. Regardless, novel turned movie films are big in Hollywood at the moment and they either hit big with fans or they miss the board completely. John Green and company have landed in the good graces of many fans due to the success of his novels when they adapt to the big screen. With the recent success of the tear-jerker, “The Fault in Our Stars”, John Green fans everywhere anticipated the release of Paper Towns and overall it has been welcomed by many since its July 24th release.


Paper Towns is a story about young lover Quentin (Nat Wolff) on his search for Margo Roth Spiegelman (Cara Delevingne) after she mysteriously vanishes from the neighborhood after she and Quentin go out for a night righting the wrongs of fellow classmates who have wronged Margo. Quentin searches for her due to his long term longing for her ever since the two of them were kids. Quentin is accompanied by his two best friends, Ben and Radar (Austin Abrams and Justice Smith), as they embark on an extensive search set up with clues left behind by Margo because she simply always disappears on random adventures and she always leaves clues behind for someone special every time. Through an adventure of their own, the trio experiences hilarious moments they will never forget that ultimately bonds them closer than ever before leaving them in a friendship that can not be duplicated.


Let me open up my opinion section with this first. Gentleman, you are allowed to watch a love story without the risk of losing credibility of your sexual orientation and your sex in general. It is a movie, a work of entertainment, you are allowed to enjoy these kinds of things. Now that that public service announcement is over, let us get to the opinion. Paper Towns is not your average young adult tear jerking movie. The film was outfitted with hilarious and relatable moments from our current or past senior in high school years, the trio itself of Quentin, Ben, and Radar have a certain friendship that the three actors transfer so well to the screen where the cast chemistry is certainly prevalent, and the film ultimately leaves the audience in a feel-good mood, having them want to call up their best friends for a good hangout session. In conclusion, however, the love aspect of the movie is an interesting subject. In my opinion, this movie is a true love story.  All in all, Paper Towns was a good film. It makes you laugh, it makes you feel good, and it makes you not mind spending your money. Perfect for date night for all the couples.


One word: Friendship
True friendship lasts forever.


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