After The Fault in Our Stars, is another teen-movie (adaptation of the novel for young adults If I Stay, born from the pen of Gayle Forman) to tear tears at the cinema.
Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) is shy, she is “someone” just in the room with her only love..her cello. But this is Mia before Adam (Jamie Blackley), the rocker guitarist. The first love: the most intense love, the love that seems invincible, the famous and infamous Endless Love. Their worlds are so different but they try to blend them even if sometimes (most of the time?!?!) it’s hard and painful. They do it with the desire to fight for their love. But waiting for Mia and Adam there is a more difficult and painful test than the common adolescent problems. An icy road…the car swerves…a breath and everything changes. The world that Mia had known up to that moment, no longer exists. Now Mia is standing next to her helpless body. For her parents and her little brother there is nothing more to do … but she still has the chance to return. She will have the strength to overcome the pain of the loss suffered to return to Adam or their love will not be strong enough to allow her to wake up?
The screenplay by Shauna Cross is intelligent and fully in line with the young-adult target audience.
Jamie Blackley (here our interview) as Adam is emphatic, smart and confident.
Chloe Grace Moretz as Mia is amazing as always (do you remember Hick?!?!) especially when she pretend to be a cello genius and she is pretty good with the instrument movements and placements.
The soundtrack is the icing on the cake.
I’m sure who loved the book will not be disappointed by the movie and this isn’t so usual lately.
“ If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay”