Precisely the film teenagers don't need, shouldn't see, but they will, sadly. On top of using themes that feel stripped from the walls of teenage girls' Tumblr pages, it also sends a banal message to young people that it's okay to manipulate, mislead, and abandon your friends and family if you're trying to find yourself. The Margot character is almost as bad as Amy Schumer's in "Trainwreck."
'Paper Towns' lack the complexity of its source material. Feels like simplification. Still, a sweet film reminiscent the good 'ol teen flick. Devoid the sappy melodrama, tearjerking is not its sole purpose but rather a feel good and charming coming-of-age. While Nat Wolff's Quentin is cute, Cara Delevingne is the ultimate embodiment of the rebellious & mysterious Margo Spiegelman.
Boring. Predictable. Cringe-worthy dialogue. Overall a bland take on teen rebellion/finding yourself blah blah blah. Not even the mystery aspect of it all--the one thing that set itself apart from other stories of this genre--succeeds in holding interest.
No. I didn't read the book. I found the story pretty modest. Ended with a sensible tone. It's a good way to conclude it, if you ask me. It works despite the lack of events. Cara Delevigne did a good job portraying the enigmatic mystery girl, while Nat Wolff is as good portraying the nice lad who likes her. It's enjoyable, just don't expect too much. But yes, there sure is a lot more better teen flicks out there.