If I Stay

2014

Action / Drama / Fantasy / Music / Romance / Sci-Fi

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 36% · 140 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61% · 25K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.7/10 10 128557 128.6K

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811.70 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 47 min
Seeds 12
1.64 GB
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English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 47 min
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English 5.1
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by makstracy 6 / 10

I got what they were trying to do but...

LET me start this by saying that I thought that Chloe Grace did a very good job on this film, and I quite liked the performance of the man who played her gramps as well, but the movie itself just didn't SELL it for me.

I understand that Mia Hall is in high school and it's an age when sometimes the wrong things matter the most, but I just didn't like how most of her flashbacks; how most of the things she remembered as something important and a reason to go on with her existence, centered around a BOY. I honestly just don't like that kinda message - how most of the things she thought about when she was unconscious and having an inner debate with whether or not she wanted to live was mostly about this Adam character.

I would have liked to see more about her bonding with her little brother - who's death touched me a lot - or her going shopping for old records with her mother, or her and her father doing a lot more stuff together. I would have liked to see her conversations with her best friend, them talking about things that actually matter to them (the one time I recall seeing them actually talk was about *drumroll* Adam). I would have liked to see her grandparents spoiling her rotten with cookies and old stories.

Still, romance sells. I guess.

I get what they were trying to do, but I don't think they did it how it should have been done. I haven't read the book - which I regret - but if it was as boy-centered as the movie was, I would like to know. It could have been a beautiful tale if Mia Hall was more developed of a character. If she was more...independent. I liked her little moments with the cello, but I felt like there weren't nearly enough.

It was a movie that was tolerable, and at moments very touching, but it didn't quite get THERE. -

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Reviewed by kosmasp 6 / 10

Novel to it

I'm pretty sure the novel worked better than the movie itself. Which is by no way a fault of its main star. Nor the way the story evolves (cannot comment if the structure is the same as the book it is based on, as I haven't read that). It will also be touching and I'm sure you will be moved by how the story is portrayed.

Still while we all can relate to many of the given themes here, the movie goes more on the romantic route than the dramatic one. Which is a shame because there are quite a few things that could've been played out better (imho). It's easy to keep up with the time frame, even if it might confuse a few people at first. What's important, is that you're always with the main character (no matter what your stance on religion, after Life and more things are, this is a story, nothing more nothing less). And Chloe takes another step (acting-wise) in the right direction

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