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

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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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Nat Wolff was also in the other John Green movie "The Fault In Our Stars" 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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Quentin Jacobsen: Interesting capitalization.
Margo: Yeah. I'm a big believer in random capitalization. The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle.
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Written by Joanna Newsom (as Joanna Caroline Newsom)
Performed by Robin Pecknold
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want more adventure
27 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Quentin Jacobsen is an Orlando high school senior with a small comfort zone. He's a band geek with his best friends Ben and Radar. Margo has been living across the street for 11 years. They were friends when she first arrived. They found a dead body but he refused to follow her adventures and they drifted apart. Now suddenly, she climbs into his window. She pulls him into a night of revenge against her cheating boyfriend and her backstabbing friends. She's gone the next day but she has left clues for Quentin to find her paper town. Quentin, Ben, Radar, Radar's girlfriend Angela, and Margo's friend Lacey go on a road trip.

Cara Delevingne shows competent acting and a good intriguing presence which is necessary for the role. The movie starts with her taking our lead on a nice adventure. It has its moments. I like those one-night adventures in movies. Then there is the mystery which is less compelling because I'm mostly waiting for the inevitable road trip. I also like a good road trip and this one has its moments, too. The movie ends with a nice 'lesson'. Everything is fair but nothing is outstanding. The three guys are nice but lacks great charisma. They are more and less regular teens which has its appeal. I like their friendship. As a book, I'm sure this has many fans. As a movie, it needs more adventures and more cinematic excitement. It could have tightened the middle and added more to the road trip when the group is together. This is fine but it could have been much better.


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