Previously, I wrote a review on the book, If I Stay by Gayle Forman which recently came out as a major motion picture.
This is the first movie that I have seen that follows the book precisely and when I say that I mean line for line and stays to the plot.
If I Stay is about a young girl, Mia, who has to make the decision of a lifetime. She is living this perfect life with the perfect family, perfect boyfriend, and a chance to attend Juilliard after high school for cello. But in an instant, everything in Mia’s life turns upside down in a car crash that kills her family. Now it’s Mia’s decision to wake up from her coma or to die along with the rest of her family.
The movie stars, Chloe Grace Moretz as Mia and Jamie Blackley as Adam, Mia’s love interest in the book and movie.
I walked into the movie theatre with candy, popcorn and a box of tissues. Truthfully, I cried more than I did in The Fault in our Stars, which is saying a lot if you have seen the movie or read the book. Moretz and Blackley did an outstanding job bringing Mia and Adam and their love to life.
If I Stay was a movie made for hopeless romantics. It’s a movie to see with family, with friends, with your significant other and it’s a movie to see by yourself. It’s full of meaningful life lessons, comedy, love and heartbreak. Everything a movie needs is right here in If I Stay.
However, I do recommend that you see this movie with a box of tissues and lots of comfort food, you’re going to need it!