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Paper Towns (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a life-time.

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Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on 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. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Get Lost. Get Found. See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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24 July 2015 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,650,140 (USA) (26 July 2015)

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$32,000,304 (USA)
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The movie was released approximately 7 years after the novel was released. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, it shows flashbacks of Margo crawling out her bedroom window and Quentin seeing her from his; the houses were next to each other by the way the windows were facing. Later in the movie, we see Margo go to her house which is now across the street from Quentin's. See more »

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Margo: Okay, you see this? This is your comfort zone. It's this big, Quentin. All the things that you want in the world are way out there.
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SEARCH PARTY
Written by Samantha Bruno, Alexander William Shuckburgh and Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin (as Tommie McLaughlin)
Performed by Samantha Bruno (as Sam Bruno)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed watching this film!
27 December 2015 | by (Boca Raton, Florida USA) – See all my reviews

Is it worth the price of a rental? Yes.

I absolutely loved this movie! As 3 friends come to the end of their senior year. Quentin (played by Nat Wolff) sets out on an adventure likes he's never had before. There is very little that disappointed me in this film. As a matter of fact, my only real complaint was the character of Margo (played by Cara Delevingne), I can't quite put my finger on it but i found her character to be annoying throughout the first act. She was very monotone although she had this opinionated know it all attitude.

However, since most of the film after that is about finding Margo, her character is not a problem anymore. I realize that the genre of the film is "Drama, Mystery, Romance", I think it is safe to add Adventure , Comedy to the mix. This film made good on the mystery of Margo while adding the adventure of the night before she goes missing along with the adventure that Quentin embarks throughout this entire film looking for Margo. I also found the movie to be very funny with best friends like Radar (played by Justice Smith) and Ben (played by Ben Abrams). These two have completely different characters from one another but together make for a great and funny friendship. Much comedic relief comes from the interaction of the two best friends alone and the scenes where it's all three of them.

I liked the cinematography in this film very much. There were pretty lens flares that I thought were suitable for this type of film and in the scenes that they used them. There was something about the slow motion car shots that I loved as well. A good use of shallow depth of field to concentrate on solely one character at times and no shots that were visually a distraction that I noticed.

I loved all the music that they put into the film. This was a definite plus for me.

Lastly, I love the message of this film. A young man graduating from high school with his whole future planned (college, marriage, kids, career) only to realize that life is more than just those things. That you can have an adventure through it all and that friends are so important and that you need to cherish friendships and enjoy them to the fullest before everyone goes their separate ways. This is a movie that I would recommend anyone watch. Live life to the fullest, have an adventure and don't let life pass you by. I am definitely planning on watching this film again in the near future. Hopefully I can better describe the feeling it gives me when I do.


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