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      Paper Towns

      2015, Comedy/Drama, 1h 49m

      140 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, yet it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen filmgoers of all ages. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Young and shy Quentin (Nat Wolff) is in for the night of his life when Margo (Cara Delevingne), the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few buddies and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Drinking|All Involving Teens|Sexuality and Partial Nudity|Some Language)

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Jake Schreier

      • Producer: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen

      • Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $31.9M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: 20th Century Fox

      • Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures

      Cast & Crew

      Nat Wolff
      Cara Delevingne
      Halston Sage
      Austin Abrams
      Cara Buono
      Josiah Cerio
      John Green
      Isaac Klausner
      Nan Morales
      Scott Neustadter
      Michael H. Weber
      David Lanzenberg
      Jacob Craycroft
      Jennifer Lame
      Son Lux
      Chris Spellman
      Mary Claire Hannan
      Summer Eubanks

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      • Apr 08, 2016

        Paper Towns is a coming-of-age film that kind of has some mix messages. The story follows a high school senior who goes in search of his next door neighbor and unrequited love Margo when she disappears one day, believing that she has left clues to where she has gone, but to succeed he'll need help from his friends. The performances are pretty good and the writing does an impressive job at following the teen comedy format without being too cliché. Also, the dialog is rather witty and there's a positive message about friendship and living life uninhibited. However, the film doesn't distinguish a right or a wrong way to get to a free life, and seems to idealize the Margo character who coldly casts off friends and family for her own selfish ends. It's a bit muddled in what it's trying to say, but overall Paper Towns is a fun and entertaining teen romance.

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      • Dec 23, 2015

        Starts off with so much potential, but just ends up being shitty. I have no idea how the book is, but the ending is terrible...what an incredible letdown. It essentially makes the story pointless...yeah, she helped him to live his life more adventurously, but he already had that. This movie holds Margo up as some kind of hero/antihero, but honestly, she's just a complete fuckup who is a bad influence on those around her. She's kind of like Chris McCandless from Into the Wild, but with less purpose, and even less of a plan (not to mention far less likable). Margo has no plan, no money, no skills, and no self-discipline. The movie glosses over this, and romanticizes it, but she's basically just a drifter, and honestly, yes, she could end up finding her dreams, but she's more than likely to end up dead shortly after the movie's end.

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      • Nov 27, 2015

        I expected a typical rom com so the fact it threw me a curve ball was brilliant. One of the better film adaptations but definitely far from great. A few too many clichés hurt the film instead of strengthening it.

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      • Nov 05, 2015

        I actually found this really ordinary. Coming of age boys story about three dorky teen males with the story focusing on two females - the dark soul who has run away to find herself and a shallow pretty girl who I'm sure is meant to be relatable, but she bored me with her trivial problems. Pissed off her best friend by dating the guy she liked and lost best friend and date to prom in one fell swoop. Boo hoo hoo. Maybe I'm just too old for this stuff. I read Fault in our stars and I thought it was amazing for a YA. Didn't love the movie though. Since then, I tried and failed to read a second book by this author, and now this dud film. I don't think these books and movies are for me...

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