You’ll go to paper towns and never come back…

Hello, guys! How are you doing? The first thing that needs to be said is: THANK YOU! You have visited my blog over 1000 times, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Each view makes me happy, and reaching this first milestone means a lot to me. Every view, comment, and like is something amazing. You all are truly inspiring, and you’ve helped me to become a friend of words once again. THANK YOU! Do you know who’s also awesome and inspiring, aside from you? Ladies and gentlemen – John Green! Some of you might have heard of him, as his books are bestsellers and there’s no way to escape them in a bookshop, plus he’s quite a force on Youtube with his educational videos. What I will be talking about today is the movie based on his novel “Paper towns”. Yesterday the movie was officially premiered in Poland, and as a Green fan, I just had to go.

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The story tells a story of a young man – Q – who goes on a road trip with his friends in hopes of finding a missing next-door girl – mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman, who suddenly disappears after their night escapade.  I don’t want to spill too much, especially if you didn’t read the book, so let’s just say that their journey is full of funny moments, universal truths, and important questions. What is love? Friendship? Life? Q wanted to know too.  The trailer will explain a lot, so take a look, please!

The movie was directed by Jake Schreier, and main roles were played by Nat Wolff as Q and Cara Delevingne as Margo. I found the cast’s acting nice, yet not impressive. Before watching a movie, I wasn’t sure if Cara could pull Margo off, given she was mainly a model, not an actress, but she did okay. To be honest, I believe she didn’t capture all of Margo’s magic, but she didn’t do a terrible job either. In my humble opinion,  she was amazing at times, but quite average in general, and that’s it.
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The script was quite in line with the book, despite few modifications, which deprived the movie of some of the book’s depth.  My example? Some of very smart, and crucial to the book words.
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Anyway, the music was well chosen, especially Vance Joy with his song “Great summer”, as its summer vibe was on point. To sum up, I’m happy they didn’t turn one of my favorite books into a terrible movie, but I somehow feel it could have been much better. I would totally recommend it to anyone, who didn’t read Green’s book, and when it comes to those, who did read it – well, there’s a great chance you’re far less likely to be blown away, but you will probably be able to deal with what you will see. At least… I could.  To end with a quote would be nice, so here we go. Well, I need to say one last thing – the internet said the quote was written by John Green, but it turned  out to be said by a young blogger. It’s still incredibly nice, though. Here we go… again.
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Do you like Green? Have you watched “The paper towns”?  If so, did you enjoy it? Let me know in comments!
Have a lovely day,
Jessie
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15 thoughts on “You’ll go to paper towns and never come back…

  1. I haven't read the book yet, but I want to read it before seeing the movie. In general, I think most books are better, but some movies do OK. Thank you for your review!

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  2. I love this book and i'm super excited for the movie, it isn't out yet in the UK but i will make sure to go see it when it is out. I adore John Green's writing too x

    daniellelgreaves.blogspot.co.uk

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