School has started and I have hardly any time for anything. But, in between the homework and practices , I have somehow manage to squeeze in a movie or two.
Last week, I had the wonderful pleasure of watching If I Stay with a few of my friends. I absolutely adored it. I felt that there were very minimal flaws, and that old fans and new will love it. :)
I’ll admit, when I first heard of the casting for this movie, I wasn’t too sure if I liked it. I didn’t know if Chloe Moretz could tackle the role of Mia, and I wasn’t familiar with the other actors. Well, after seeing this movie, I couldn’t be more satisfied with the actors portraying these characters. Adam was just how I imagined, and Mia had that same passion for music that she had in the book.
However, I sometimes thought the flashbacks and present tense could maybe be confusing for those not familiar with the story. They would spend a lot of time on a flashback and then randomly come to present for a brief time. But, it wasn’t too bad overall.
The story felt very true to the book, and while there were a few differences, the overall theme was the same. The ending was even the same! I was really happy with that.
This movie was a really nice roller-coaster of emotions, and I think everyone will get something out of this. I didn’t cry, but I came close to it when something happened to Mia’s younger brother, Teddy. I hugged my little sister really hard when I came back home.
I absolutely loved this movie and hope others will as well. Definitely give it a chance if you have some free time. :)