ABC Film Challenge – Adventure – P – Paper Towns (2015) Movie Review


Director: Jake Schreier

Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber (Screenplay) John Green (Book)

Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair, Cara Buono

Plot: After an all-night adventure, Quentin’s lifelong crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime.

Tagline – Get Lost. Get Found.

Runtime: 1 Hour 49 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Paper Towns starts as Quentin (Wolff) is preparing for life after high school when his crush and neighbour Margo (Delevingne) invites him on her latest adventure, to get revenge on all her friends after her boyfriend cheats on her with one of them.

Quentin reluctantly agrees for a chance to spend time with Margo, taking on more risks that he ever took before, all in one night, where he learns to take risks in life, something he had always been afraid to do before, until she vanishes, meaning Quentin must go on his own adventure to learn what happened.

Thoughts on Paper Towns

ThoughtsPaper Towns is a high school coming-of-age love story, following one student who risks everything he has put years of studying into, to find the girl next door who he has loved for years and has always had stories of her adventures, after she goes missing. This is a story that shows the importance of friendship right before everyone is going to go their separate ways, over the ideas of your own adventure, the best adventures in life are who you are with, not what you are searching for. The message is clear and important, not everyone is going to have the biggest moments in life, just the ones that will mean the most in your own memories. The performance from Nat Wolff works well as the high school student who just needed pushing out of his bubble, while the friends who join him, show the chemistry needed for extra laughs along the way.

Final Thoughts Paper Towns is an enjoyable coming-of-age story.

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